ARTERIO-VENOUS FISTULAE

The flow field in an arterio-venous fistula is unusually high flow, three-dimensional and often turbulent. These hemodynamic effects may be significant contributors to the high failure rate. Our research, using computational and experimental models, considers the flow in AVFs and how the geometry may affect the development of stenosis. we are also modelling different surgical techniques that may determine which result in the most hemodynamically beneficial geometry.

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