Meet Sara, college cheerleader. She had bleeding in her brain and collapsed. It was a clump of malformed blood vessels. Not good. Suddenly, winning games so important. The school and team prayed for her life. It was in the balance, on the verge of slipping away. So how is it that now, her life is back to normal? What put her back on the side of the
Arteriovenous malformation, or AVM for short. something Sara unknowingly lived with all her life. And when that life was in the balance, she was airlifted to Methodist University Neuroscience Institute. Sara was placed in a medically-induced coma. Her doctors watched closely, waiting for the swelling to subside and the AVM to itself. After two weeks, her interventional radiologist injected the AVM from the inside to block its blood supply, and her neurosurgeon removed it. The surgery succeeded. Her Methodist team pulled off the comeback. For Sara, it was the victory of a lifetime.
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To protect patient privacy, this is representative of an actual case. 2010 Methodist Healthcare.