Percutaneous Endovascular Management of Occluded HeRO Dialysis Access Device

ArticleinVascular and Endovascular Surgery 44(1):44-7 · October 2009with9 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.66 · DOI: 10.1177/1538574409347394 · Source: PubMed


    The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) device is a novel alternative for dialysis access in patients with no suitable veins in the upper extremities. We placed a HeRO device in a 67-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease and 2 months later, it was being used for hemodialysis. After 1 month of uneventful use, the device thrombosed and it was rescued with a percutaneous endovascular approach. The device remains patent 6 months after the intervention.