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Post-embolotherapy pulmonary arteriovenous malformation follow-up: a role for graded transthoracic contrast echocardiography prior to high-resolution chest CT.

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Summary of "Post-embolotherapy pulmonary arteriovenous malformation follow-up: a role for graded transthoracic contrast echocardiography prior to high-resolution chest CT."

High-resolution chest CT (HRCT) is recommended after PAVM embolotherapy to assess for PAVM persistence and untreated PAVM growth. Graded transthoracic contrast echocardiography (TTCE) predicts need for embolotherapy in PAVM screening. This study sought to determine whether post-embolotherapy graded TTCE can similarly predict need for repeat embolotherapy.

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Name: Chest
ISSN: 1931-3543
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