Learn About Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt

What is the definition of Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt?
A congenital arteriovenous shunt, also known as an arteriovenous (AV) fistula, is a rare condition that occurs when an infant is born with an abnormal opening between an artery and vein. A congenital arteriovenous shunt can appear anywhere in the body, especially the legs, the dura of the brain, the carotid or pulmonary artery, the heart, and the arteries and veins of the liver.
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What are the symptoms of Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt?
Symptoms of a congenital arteriovenous shunt may not appear until later in life. A small congenital arteriovenous shunt may not cause any symptoms and may only need monitoring. Symptoms of a large congenital arteriovenous shunt depend on its location and may include fatigue, purplish, bulging veins that can be seen through the skin, bluish skin (cyanosis), clubbing of the fingers, coughing up blood, swelling of the arms or legs, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, heart failure, bleeding in the digestive tract, headache, neurological deficits, or seizures.
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What are the current treatments for Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt?
Treatment for congenital arteriovenous shunt depends on its size and location and may include ultrasound-guided compression, catheter embolization/endovascular repair (placement of a coil of stent to reroute blood flow), or surgery with the placement of a graft.
Who are the top Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt Local Doctors?
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University Hospital Zurich

Zurich, ZH, CH 

Gerasimos Baltsavias is in Zurich, Switzerland. Baltsavias is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt. He is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt, Telangiectasia, Congenital Cardiovascular Shunt, and Aberrant Subclavian Artery.

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Kameda Medical Center

Kamogawa, JP 

Michihiro Tanaka is in Kamogawa, Japan. Tanaka is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt, Telangiectasia, Aberrant Subclavian Artery, and Brain Aneurysm.

 
 
 
 
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Hokkaido University Graduate School Of Medicine

Sapporo, JP 

Toshiya Osanai is in Sapporo, Japan. Osanai is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt. They are also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt, Telangiectasia, Moyamoya Disease, and Stroke.

What are the latest Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt Clinical Trials?
Clinical Outcome in Patients With Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
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What are the Latest Advances for Congenital Arteriovenous Shunt?
Direct transcranial coil and Onyx embolization of a dural arteriovenous fistula: Technical note and brief literature review.
Management and Outcomes of Neonatal Arteriovenous Brain Malformations with Cardiac Failure: A 17 Years' Experience in a Tertiary Referral Center.
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Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformation with Coexistent Hemangioblastoma.