Fistula First Catheter Last – Patients

Welcome to the Fistula First website for patients!  You’re about to begin a journey toward living a good life with kidney failure.  Along your way, you’ll make choices about your care, like which type of vascular access to use if you choose hemodialysis.  This website can help you make a wise choice.

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Lifeline For A Lifetime

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A healthy vascular access is very important to have successful dialysis treatments.
Do the “One Minute Access Check” every day, so you can find any potential problems and get the help you need to save your lifeline.