everlinQ endoAVF System
The everlinQ endoAVF System is designed to create an AVF for hemodialysis access using an endovascular approach. In the procedure, two flexible magnetic catheters are inserted into an artery and vein in the arm. A small amount of radiofrequency energy is used to connect the artery and vein to create the fistula. The catheters are then removed and a brachial vein is coil-embolized, enabling future dialysis.
Why to use it
The potential benefits of endoAVF are as follows: 1) avoids open surgery and scarring, 2) requires few interventions to maintain patency, 3) provides additional anatomic options for fistula creation, and 4) preserves options for future surgical AVF.