How It Works

The catheters are each inserted into an artery (brachial) and a vein (brachial, ulnar or radial) in the arm through a small puncture or incision. Using fluoroscopy, the catheters are both advanced to the appropriate location for endovascular AV fistula creation (ulnar artery-ulnar vein or radial artery-radial vein). The magnets in the catheters allow them to be precisely aligned while pulling the two adjacent vessels closer together. The venous catheter, which contains the electrode, delivers a burst of RF energy to create a connection between the artery and the vein.

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1 Access

Two thin, flexible, magnetic catheters are inserted into an artery (brachial) and vein (brachial, ulnar or radial) in the arm through a small puncture or incision.1

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2 Attract

When placed in proximity, the magnets in each catheter attract to each other, pulling the vessels together and align the RF electrode.

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3 Energy Delivery

The venous catheter, which contains the electrode, delivers a burst of RF energy to create a connection between the artery and vein. Then, the catheters are removed.

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4 AV Fistula Creation

A brachial vein embolization is then recommended to divert more flow through the perforator to the superficial veins (cephalic, medial cubital and/or basilic veins) for dialysis.

More Options for EndoAVF Creation

The WavelinQ™ 4F EndoAVF System not only gives you a non-surgical AV fistula creation alternative, but also provides options in procedural access and cannulation sites.

Additional Anatomical Locations for AV Fistula Creation

Additional anatomical locations for AV fistula creation

Access Site Options

 

Cannulation Site Options

Cannulation Arm

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1 The arterial and venous access location may include upper arm access (brachial artery/vein) or venous wrist access (ulnar vein or radial vein). Do not use the device to create an endoAVF using arterial access via the radial or ulnar artery. The endoAVF should only be created using brachial artery access.