Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula diagnosed by contrast echocardiography: a case report of a daughter and a mother [post]

2020 unpublished
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula is a rare disease with a direct connection between the pulmonary artery and the vein, and in most cases is congenital. In a proportion of patients, it can cause hypoxemia, cyanosis and dyspnea. The golden standard for the diagnosis of PAVF is pulmonary angiography. We experienced two cases of a daughter and a mother with PAVF diagnosed by contrast echocardiography, which is simple and sensitive for the detection of pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. Case
more » ... la. Case presentation Case 1:A 22-year-old female was admitted to hospital because of "unconsciousness for 3 hours after sudden seizures".CT showed left frontal cerebral arteriovenous malformation with
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-16024/v1 fatcat:x2ziqodpzvfhtlmz4e5k3hxnvq