Whether creating a new AV access or revising an existing one, flow measurement provides on-the-spot, quantitative feedback about the quality of the access flow. Intraoperative blood flow measurements during vascular access creation are indicative of future access patency.
Measuring flow at the time of AV fistula construction assures the surgeon that hidden flow obstructions do not jeopardize early post-op patency.
Transonic® flow measurement allows the surgeon to identify the presence of hidden flow obstructions and confirm the success of the procedure before closure. Measurement during flow restoration or reduction procedures confirms that the target flow rate has been achieved, reducing the need for follow-up procedures.
When revising an AV access, intraoperative flow measurements inform during the revision. Transonic® quantitative measurements replace guesswork especially when an access needs to be banded to mitigate ischemic steal syndrome.