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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.

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Another avm possibility

Started by Eliza in General. Last reply by dancermom 33 minutes ago. 1 Reply

After surgery in 2013 which was frightening I thought I was cured. However I have to get annual MRIs. Is this because the avm could come back? A family member had avm burst 2 times. I didn't know that was possible. Although he is ok now I do wonder…Continue

Angiograms for cerebral AVM's - Traditional x-ray vs MRA?

Started by Tim in General. Last reply by dancermom 36 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I've got a question that I keep meaning to ask my doctors. It appears that traditional angiograms are much clearer than MRA's, but MRA's are less invasive and don't involve radiation.What are the pros and cons of each? Does it boil down to doctor…Continue

Tags: MRA, x-ray, Angiogram

Post AVM

Started by Steven Said in General 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am 54 yrs. old. My AVM was removed in 1982. I have been working in Behavior health for the last 28 yrs. the area the AVM was located was in the memory area of the brain. Within the last year or so I have had a difficult time remembering…Continue

Communication help

Started by TinaPhx in General. Last reply by Robbin Runtas 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

I don't have the aphasia you mentioned, but I do have a harder time putting thoughts together and articulating them. This is very frustrating since I'm a writer. It now takes me 3 times longer to write a book, and a good writing day involves at…Continue

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I am 54 yrs. old. My AVM was removed in 1982. I have been working in Behavior health for the last…See More
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When the going gets tough... the tough freak out...or something like that.

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Angiograms for cerebral AVM's - Traditional x-ray vs MRA?

I've got a question that I keep meaning to ask my doctors. It appears that traditional angiograms…See More
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After surgery in 2013 which was frightening I thought I was cured. However I have to get annual…See More
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New to the forum

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2 Does anyone else have these annoying symptoms post rupture/surgery?

Does anyone else have these annoying symptoms post rupture/surgery?

Posted by TinaPhx on August 26, 2014

3 PRAY FOR ME ..... PLEASE

PRAY FOR ME ..... PLEASE

Posted by fairytail on August 17, 2014

4 Do they "grow" back ?

Do they "grow" back ?

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5 Communication help

Communication help

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26 Years!

Posted by Barbara H. on August 3, 2014 at 10:00am 12 Comments

My life changed 26 years ago today. Most people when they write that sentence...it usually means a marriage or a birth of a child. In my case, I suffered an AVM rupture and lived! Although completely paralyzed on one side...I learned to crawl...sit… Continue

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