Two Cases of High Output Heart Failure Caused by Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

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Two Cases of High Output Heart Failure Caused by Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Authors
Publisher
The Korean Society of Cardiology
Volume
42
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.12.861
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

High-output cardiac failure is a rare complication of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) usually caused by shunting of blood through atriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the liver. We describe two cases of high output heart failure due to large hepatic AVMs. Clinical suspicion of HHT based on detailed history taking and physical examination is essential for early detection and proper management of heart failure associated with HHT.

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