SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Signs and Symptoms of Chest Disease
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 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.