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Signs and Symptoms of a Hemorrhagic Stroke

For those of us living with a brain AVM or that have a loved one living with a brain AVM, it is important from time to time to review the signs and symptoms of a hemorrhagic stroke.

Follow two links to articles that describe the Symptoms of a Hemorrhagic Stroke and Testing…

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What are Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)?

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. Although AVMs can develop in many different sites, those located in the brain or spinal cord can have especially widespread effects on the body.


I really really need to,get my Dr recognized

Started by kelley in General. Last reply by kelley 15 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Please please read this letter I wrote on his behalf let's get him recognized and get him what he deserves, If anyone needs an outstanding Dr He is the Dr to call, I have over 3 dozen maybe more of the AVM's in my right lung and I have some in my…Continue

Too many opinions?

Started by PKP in General. Last reply by jmerrell 3 hours ago. 23 Replies

Recently diagnosed with an AVM in my brain, thus far no surgeon will mess with it or give me a clear picture of what lies ahead. How does everyone deal with this unknown? I am a bit of a control freak, and this is driving me crazy. Are there doctors…Continue

AVM Members

Started by Louisa in General. Last reply by Leslye Wilson 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Dearest AVM Friends,One thing I know, for sure, is that we are blessed to have each other on this Network!I've met the most amazing people on this Network. Where we meant to have an AVM to have such wonderful people in our lives? I believe that is…Continue

Social Security Disability Review

Started by Trish in General. Last reply by Tjohnson320 7 hours ago. 38 Replies

For anyone currently receiving SSDI, have you ever had your benefits reviewed by the Social Security Administration?I just received paperwork from SSA that my benefits are being reviewd. I'm a little (a lot) worried about this because I know how…Continue

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Results of 3rd procedure

Posted by Svetlana on September 10, 2014 at 2:49am 3 Comments

It's now 2 weeks after the 3rd trip to Arkansas that was the most successful. Dr Richter did lasers and bleomycin injections (he chose bleomycin again because it showed better result than doxycycline), it worked very well, with no complications,…




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