SESSION TITLE: Systemic Disease
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: A Pulmonary arterio-venous malformation (PAVM) is a direct communication between the branches of pulmonary artery and pulmonary veins and may be congenital or acquired. These lesions are anatomical right to left shunts and may cause strokes as well as high output heart failure and hypoxemia. Increased blood flow and increased venous distensibility secondary to progesterone effect in pregnancy may increase PAVM growth and its associated complications. Majority of subjects are diagnosed in the first three decades of life.