Regression of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations following heart transplantation.

  title={Regression of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations following heart transplantation.},
  author={Jacqueline Lamour and Daphne T. Hsu and Maryanne R Kichuk and Mark E. Galantowicz and Jan M. Quaegebeur and Linda J. Addonizio},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  volume={4 4},
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) can occur following caval to pulmonary artery connection, Glenn and/or Fontan procedure, leading to severe cyanosis and exercise intolerance. It is unknown whether these abnormalities regress or persist following heart transplantation (HTx). Twenty patients with failed Fontan or Glenn procedures were screened for PAVMs prior to HTx by contrast echocardiography, selective pulmonary angiography, and pulmonary venous desaturation. Age at transplant… CONTINUE READING
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