FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Arteriovenous Malformation

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An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare condition that affects roughly 1% of the American population. Although small, it’s a serious condition that must be treated. In simple terms, arteriovenous malformation occurs when your blood vessels, arteries, and veins are tangled. These three parts of your body have incredibly important roles to complete, but AVM makes these roles very difficult. Keep reading to learn more about arteriovenous malformation:

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Q&A: Exploring Aneurysm Clipping & Its Benefits

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Your arteries’ walls are incredibly strong, as they must move blood from the heart to the rest of the body. These arteries were designed with three layers to withstand the high pressure of the blood pumping within them. Sometimes, the wall is weakened due to its constant demands. This causes an area of the wall to balloon out which forms an aneurysm. If that aneurysm ruptures, the patient may experience a hemorrhagic stroke. Fortunately, there is an available treatment that can prevent the aneurysm from rupturing. Discover the details about an aneurysm clip:

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World Spine 8 in Porto, Portugal

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GNI Drs. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. and Igor DeCastro recently attended the World Spine 8 in Porto, Portugal. Both served as guest lecturers for the conference with presentations on Cervical Trauma, Chiari Malformation Surgical Management, and a 7-year look at Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement (Mobi-C device).