Benefits Of Using HeRO Graft Compared To A Long-Term Catheter

The HeRO Graft is designed to last you a long time and is placed completely under your skin unlike a tunneled dialysis catheter. This is really good for you because:

  • There are no tubes coming through your skin that can pull out, feel uncomfortable, or look strange
  • There is a lower risk of bacterial infection1
  • You can take showers and swim without worrying about exposing your access to germs like bacteria

Also, compared to dialysis catheters, blood flow with the HeRO Graft during hemodialysis is faster, so dialysis is improved.1

Kay on Dialysis
Kay, a HeRO Graft, recipient on dialysis.

Kay with her grandson
Kay with her grandson at a baseball game.

References
  1. Katzman et al., JVS 2009

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Ask your dialysis provider if the HeRO Graft might be an option for you. Experienced surgeons who implant the HeRO Graft can be found using the physician finder.