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Arteriovenous Fistula

"Arteriovenous Fistula" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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An abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. An A-V fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. The locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEART RATE.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Arteriovenous Fistula" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Arteriovenous Fistula" was a major or minor topic of these publication.