Embolization of AVM 

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  • Embolization of AVM Treatment in India

  • A Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.

  • The arteries are responsible for taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. Veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. A brain AVM disrupts this vital process.

  • An arteriovenous malformation can develop anywhere in your body but occurs most often in the brain or spine. Even so, brain AVMs are rare and affect less than 1 percent of the population.

  • The cause of AVMs is not clear. Most people are born with them, but they can occasionally form later in life. They are rarely passed down among families genetically.

  • Some people with brain AVMs experience signs and symptoms, such as headache or seizures. AVMs are commonly found after a brain scan for another health issue or after the blood vessels rupture and cause bleeding in the brain (hemorrhage).

  • Once diagnosed, a brain AVM can often be treated successfully to prevent complications, such as brain damage or stroke.