What is HeRO® Graft?

A Short Video Overview of HeRO Graft & Its Benefits
A HeRO® Graft Overview with Drs. Jeffrey H. Lawson and Shawn M. Gage, PA–C.

The HeRO Graft is a hemodialysis access graft for patients who are catheter-dependent or approaching catheter-dependency due to the blockage of veins leading to the heart.

Key Benefits

Compared to catheters, the HeRO Graft has:

  • 69% fewer infections1
  • No uncomfortable tubes outside the body
  • Improved dialysis clearance of toxins and fluids1
  • Less than half the interventions to keep access functioning1

How does the HeRO Graft work?

HeRO Graft bypasses the blockage in veins and is made of two pieces:

  1. A reinforced tube that bypasses blockage in veins.
  2. A dialysis graft that is sewn to an artery and accessed.

What does HeRO Graft look like after it is implanted?

HeRO Graft - Hemodialysis Reliable OutflowThe HeRO Graft is implanted completely under the skin (see image to the right) and is accessed like a standard graft.

Is HeRO Graft for you?

The HeRO Graft may be right for you if you are:

  • Catheter-dependent
  • Failing your fistula or graft