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A method and device for monitoring a vascular access during a dialysis treatment in which the pressures in both the arterial and venous branches of the extracorporeal blood system are monitored by pressure sensors. Characteristic values for the condition of the vascular access are calculated in a computer unit from the pressures in the arterial and venous branches of the extracorporeal system, and these values are analyzed in an analyzer unit to detect a defective vascular access.

Title
Method of monitoring a vascular access and an apparatus for extracorporeal treatment of blood with a device for monitoring the vascular access
Application Number
9/420624
Publication Number
6221040 (B1)
Application Date
October 20, 1999
Publication Date
April 24, 2001
Inventor
Wolfgang Kleinekofort
Kelkheim
US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
US
Assignee
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland
US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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