Tunnelled Catheter Insertion

Tunnelled catheters are primarily used for long-term hemodialysis vascular access for ESRD patients. Although chronic hemodialysis using an arteriovenous (AV) access is preferred, some patients are poor candidates for AV access creation and will require a long-term hemodialysis catheter. Tunnelled catheters are placed with ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance with local anaesthesia, in an angiographic suite or appropriately equipped operating room.

Read More
Read Less