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Arteriovenous Fistula MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Arteriovenous Fistula
Tree Number(s)
C14.240.850.750.147
C14.240.850.984.750
C14.907.150.125
C14.907.933.555
C16.131.240.850.750.125
C23.300.575.950.250
Unique ID
D001164
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001164
Annotation
do not confuse with ARTERIOVENOUS ANASTOMOSIS, an anatomical term; coordinate IM with specific artery /‌abnorm + specific vein /‌abnorm (IM) or precoordinate vessel/disease headings (IM); Manual 23.19.6+; congenital cerebral arteriovenous fistula = INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS (IM) + ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA (IM); surgically created arteriovenous fistula = ARTERIOVENOUS SHUNT, SURGICAL
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Aneurysm, Arteriovenous
Arteriovenous Aneurysm
Arteriovenous Fistulas
NLM Classification #
WG 590
See Also
Arteriovenous Malformations
Public MeSH Note
67; was FISTULA, ARTERIOVENOUS 1963-66
Online Note
use ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA to search FISTULA, ARTERIOVENOUS 1966
History Note
67; was FISTULA, ARTERIOVENOUS 1963-66
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/09
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