Congenital systemic arteriovenous fistula

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Congenital systemic arteriovenous fistula

Congenital systemic arteriovenous fistula is a rare potentially life-threatening vascular malformation characterized by a direct communication between an artery and a vein without the interposition of the capillary bed ocurring in the systemic circulation (mainly the cranium liver lungs extremities and vessels in or near the thoracic wall). Manifestations are variable depending on size and extent of the fistula the involved blood vessels and the precise location of the collaterals and may include systolic or continuous murmur over the affected organ tachycardia increased stroke volume cardiomegaly and increased pulmonary vascular markings.

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Advocacy Organizations

Project FAVA

Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.

Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)

As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery

Clinical Trials

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