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PUBLISHED: Creation Of A Radial-Cephalic Arteriovenous Fistula

Creation of a Radial-Cephalic Arteriovenous Fistula
Nahel Elias, MD FACS
Surgical Director
Kidney Transplantation
Massachusetts General Hospital

AV fistulas provide the crucial vascular access required for patients receiving hemodialysis, a life-saving procedure for end-stage renal disease. Such patients have irreversible kidney damage and must receive a new kidney. While waiting, patients rely on hemodialysis to filter their blood to stay alive, and AV fistulas provide the sustainable vascular access required for hemodialysis. 

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PREPRINT RELEASE: Carotid Endarterectomy (Cadaver)

Carotid Endarterectomy (Cadaver)
Harvard Medical School

Samuel Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Laura Boitano, MD
Resident Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital

In this case, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Boitano demonstrate a carotid endarterectomy on a cadaver at Harvard Medical School.