Stewart – A Patient’s Story of Receiving HeRO Graft
Learn how HeRO Graft improved Stewart’s numbers and shortened his dialysis time. Now that Stewart is a HeRO Graft patient, he no longer has to fight infections from catheters.

Benefits Of Using HeRO Graft Compared To A Long-Term Catheter

The HeRO Graft is designed to last you a long time and is placed completely under your skin unlike a tunneled dialysis catheter. This is really good for you because:

  • There are no tubes coming through your skin that can pull out, feel uncomfortable, or look strange
  • There is a lower risk of bacterial infection1
  • You can take showers and swim without worrying about exposing your access to germs like bacteria

Also, compared to dialysis catheters, blood flow with the HeRO Graft during hemodialysis is faster, so dialysis is improved.1

Kay with her grandson at a baseball game.

Kay, a HeRO Graft, recipient on dialysis.

References

  1. Katzman et al., JVS 2009