|In what situations will the HeRO Graft be removed?
If the HeRO Graft is abandoned for any reason, we recommend removal of the Venous Outflow Component. The Arterial Graft Component would typically not be removed due to maturation/incorporation of surrounding tissue into the ePTFE material. It can be ligated and left in place similar to conventional AV grafts.
See also Venous Outflow Component exchange procedure, HeRO Graft explant procedure and Arterial Graft Component revision procedure.
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