Balloon-Assisted Maturation (BAM) of the Arteriovenous Fistula: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Academic Article


  • Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation failure is currently a huge clinical problem. One approach to enhance the AVF maturation rate is an aggressive sequence of balloon angioplasty procedures, often known as balloon-assisted maturation. The goal of the current paper is to explore the pros and cons of this procedure and to try and better identify its impact on AVF maturation. © 2012.
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  • Roy-Chaudhury P; Lee T; Woodle B; Wadehra D; Campos-Naciff B; Munda R
  • Start Page

  • 558
  • End Page

  • 563
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 6