Betül Nur Keser, Abdulkerim Özhan, Cemal Kocaaslan, Fatih Avni Bayraktar, Ahmet Öztekin, Ebuzer Aydın

Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul Medeniyet University Göztepe Prof. Dr. Süleyman Yalçın City Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Arteriovenous fistula; balloon angioplasty; dialysis; ischemia


Vascular access-induced ischemia is an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) complication that can be treated surgically by interposing grafts to improve distal flow. However, over time, the interposed grafts may occasionally experience narrowing, which may require surgical or endovascular interventions for treatment. In this case report, we present a patient who underwent balloon angioplasty to address the narrowing observed in the great saphenous vein graft that had been interposed during a Revision Using Distal Inflow (RUDI) procedure.

Cite this article as: Keser BN, Özhan A, Kocaaslan C, Bayraktar FA, Öztekin A, Aydın E. Balloon angioplasty to great saphenous vein graft interposed in RUDI. Koşuyolu Heart J 2023;26(2):96-98.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept/Design - CK, AKÖ; Analysis/Interpretation - FB, AÖ; Data Collection - BK; Writing - BK, AKÖ; Critical Revision - CK, EA; Final Approval - All of authors; Overall Responsibility - EA.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare that they do not have conflict of interest.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.