Hi, I was wondering if any renal patients have had to have an emergency line placed in the leg or other part of the body because their fistula has failed? I would be interested to know where the operation is done, i.e. was it done on the renal ward or was it done in the X-Ray department by a Radiologist who are able to use a guide wire and imaging? I would also be interested in similar circumstances such as CVC tunnelling, whereby a catheter is placed in the neck or (internal jugular or subclavian vein) to enable dialysis until a fistula is created. Where is this operation performed?
Hope somebody can provide me with information on this subject of interest. Thank you.