While rare, this cerebrovascular condition can be serious – especially if the AVM ruptures, causing a brain bleed. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, you’ll get the right diagnosis and treatment for your needs. Our deep knowledge of this condition allows us to provide an expert level of care for you.
Physicians don’t know what causes an AVM. Many people who have it may be born with it. Often, people aren’t aware they have the condition until one of the vessels bursts, causing bleeding in the brain. This bleeding requires immediate attention.
People with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation may experience one or more of these symptoms:
Physicians first ask you about your medical history and perform a physical examination to evaluate your symptoms. Based on the results, your doctor may order more tests, including:
Neurosurgeons and neuro-interventionalists at AHN provide personalized treatment recommendations tailored to your unique needs. Your treatment depends on whether an AVM has caused a brain bleed (which requires immediate treatment) or is causing any symptoms.
At AHN, our cerebrovascular team is skilled in performing the most effective treatments for AVM, including: