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Role of Contrast Echocardiography in Screening for Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation in Patients With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

James R. Gossage, MD, FCCP
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From the Medical College of Georgia and the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Foundation International.

Correspondence to: James R. Gossage, MD, FCCP, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St, BBR5513, Augusta, GA 30912; e-mail: jgossage@mcg.edu


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© 2010 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2010;138(4):769-771. doi:10.1378/chest.10-0568
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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a hereditary disease characterized by the widespread development of telangiectasias and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The most frequent genotypes are due to mutations in ENG (HHT1) or ACVRL1 (HHT2). AVMs are most commonly seen in the liver, lung, and brain. The incidence of pulmonary AVM (PAVM) varies widely depending on the screening technique and the underlying genotype. Because PAVMs are associated with significant morbidity if untreated and embolization therapy is highly effective, accurate diagnosis is important.1,2

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