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The Best AV Fistula In Mumbai


Blood generally flows from the arteries to the capillaries and then to the veins. An AV Fistula (arteriovenous fistula) is an abnormal connection formed between an artery and a vein.

Arteriovenous Fistula Symptoms
AV Fistula Causes


AV Fistula can occur in congenital or in acquired. The cause of AV Fistula includes dialysis-related surgery, congenital arteriovenous fistulas, injuries that pierce the skin, and genetic conditions.


There are two types of AV Fistula as small AV Fistula generally occurs in the legs, arms, lungs, kidneys, or brain in which you may not experience any symptoms in that. However, in a large AV Fistula, you may experience any symptoms that include purplish, bulging veins that you can see through your skin, heart failure, similar to varicose veins, swelling in the arms or legs, decreased blood pressure, and fatigue.

AV Fistula Symptoms
AV Fistula Treatment


Doctors will only recommend treatment for large AV fistulas. There are three types of treatment for the large Av Fistula that involve compressing the fistula and blocking the blood flow from the damaged blood vessels. This procedure is called ultrasound-guided compression, catheter embolization is the procedure in which a stent is placed at the site of your fistula to reroute blood flow.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the causes of AV fistula if they are in the lungs?

    The causes of AV fistula, if it occurs in the lungs include skin looking blue, stroke, finger clubbing, and difficulty breathing.

  • What are the risks of AV fistula?

    The risks of AV Fistula involve older age, increased body mass index, female sex, cardiac catheterization, high blood pressure, etc.