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Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Research and Clinical Trials for Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Much of the research on arteriovenous malformation (AVM) seeks to help doctors increase their ability to predict the risk of hemorrhage. Doctors also seek to learn more about the causes of AVM and how to improve treatments for the condition.

Clinical trials on arteriovenous malformation include studies of:

  • The affects of high blood pressure, particularly within the lesion
  • Genetic influences of similar neurological conditions such as familial cavernous malformations (when capillaries grow together), and ataxia telangiectasia (a childhood disease of the central nervous system)
  • The effects of radiation treatments
  • Improving the safety and results of AVM surgery through new neuroimaging devices
  • Using an MRI (magnetic resonance image) to measure oxygen in the brain cells of people with AVM
  • Medications that help relieve symptoms
  • Development of micro-cameras that can be used with catheters in an angiography (a type of x-ray enhanced by a dye)
  • New noninvasive imaging technology to detect brain function

Locations for Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)