What is the HeRO Graft?

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
HeRO Graft

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?

The 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
HeRO Graft Implanted

HeRO Graft patients’ comments

Kaaren

“The HeRO Graft was kind of a relief to have available as an option, because I didn’t have many options left.”
– Kaaren

Stewart

“It gave me another chance at life.”
– Stewart

Kay

“Consider the HeRO Graft! Yes, there are needles involved, but the risk of infection is far less than a catheter and that is worth it to me.”
– Kay

References
  1. Katzman et al., J Vasc Surg 2009; IFU: Comparisons to catheters and AVGs are from literature review on file.

Find a Physician

Ask your dialysis provider if the HeRO Graft might be an option for you. Experienced surgeons who implant the HeRO Graft can be found using the physician finder.