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Onyx for AVMs

Posted on July 22, 2005

 

The most recent treatment for AVMs which is used by leading endovascular specialists such as Dr. Lopes at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is called Onyx.  Onyx is a high tech “glue” that is pushed into the AVM, thereby preventing blood from flowing through the AVM and reducing the risk of rupture.  This process is referred to as embolizing the AVM.

Many patients have been treated by Dr. Lopes using this relatively new method with excellent results.  The video above is highly technical, but gives a visual picture of how Dr. Lopes delivers the Onyx to the AVM and shows how the “glue” hardens in just the right place within the blood vessels to prohibit blood from from entering the AVM.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Onyx for AVMs, please email Dr. Lopes at info@ChicagoStrokeMD.com.