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what is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
AVM repair-complex: Arteriovenous malformation (avm) of the brain is a complex "tangle" of arteries and veins. Treatment is complex and multispecialty. If the avm is small, one can consider radiosurgery (ie. Gamma knife), that leads to a high obliteration rate 2-3 years after treatment. If it is large, one would start with angiogram-embolization (blocking feeders with glue) followed by neurosurgery. Location is key.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Abnormal vasculature: These abnormal vessels have an increased risk of bleeding.They are treated by open surgery when they are excised, by embolizationby going through blood vessels or by a combination of both.Different methods depends on the size and or location in the brain.

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Hi doc, I have a question for u to help me regarding my heart. I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart disease and stroke is even higher, i would suggest you see your doctor for evealution.
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Hi doc, I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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