arteriovenous arteriovenous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) connecting an artery to a vein

Usage(s):

  • The problem with an arteriovenous malformation is that it is made up of several different blood vessels that are tangled up in each other.

News

  • Gold standard dialysis procedure may not be so golden for elderly patients

    Elderly kidney failure patients using catheters to access the blood for dialysis have the highest risks of dying prematurely compared with patients using other types of vascular access.Two other types of vascular access--arteriovenous fistulas and arteriovenous grafts--provide similar survival advantages for elderly dialysis patients.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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