Dialysis membranes

#1

Hello

Is additional pressure needed to pass blood through dialysis membrane?
Do dialysis membranes get clogged and how long they last?

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#2

Typically heparin is used to prevent the fibers in the dialyzer from clotting. There is a blood pump on the dialysis machine that pushes the blood through the dialysis lines. The blood pump is set according to the patient’s dialysis prescription. Here are a couple of websites that describe how the dialysis machine works.

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