As surgeons construct more and more AV fistulas, their maturation is key to long-term hemodialysis. Measuring flow at the time of AV fistula construction assures the surgeon that hidden flow obstructions do not jeopardize early post-op patency. Moreover, studies demonstrate that quantitative flow data as fistulas are being surgically created can predict future maturation. Similarly, measuring flow during PTFE graft placements can help predict patency.
Transonic® intraoperative flow measurements ensure arteriovenous access function. By providing on-the-spot or continuous measurements of volume flow, measurements quantify integrity of flow and foreshadow successful AV access maturation.