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If i have a suggestive av malformation tumor on the ankle could it effect my heart?

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen answered

Specializes in Podiatry

No: Av malformation just means that the arteries connect straight to the veins, bypassing capillaries. The blood will still flow normally back to the heart, it just may have a little bit of oxygen in it still (since all of it did not go into capillaries and supply to the soft tissues and bones). Av malformation just causes problems locally, if at all. Sometimes it's just an incidental finding.

Answered 3/23/2013

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Dr. Michelle Achor answered

Specializes in Podiatry

No: This does not effect your heart.

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