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 (A-V) atrioventricular; arteriovenous.
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Abbreviation for arteriovenous; atrioventricular.
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Abbreviation for arteriovenous;
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Abbreviation for arteriovenous; atrioventricular; auriculoventricular.
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Patient discussion about AV

Q. I developed an AV Fistula after a heart catherization procedure. I am bleeding through the tissues in left arm I am on coumadin, but currently have a lower than usual INR. Corrective surgery was scheduled for yesterday, but had to be delayed. I am concerned that I have a large amount of blood (dark red) bleeding though the tissues right under the skin in my left arm. Should I seek immediate medical attention? The bleeding is over approximately a 3 and 1/2" area on my left arm. Came about in a period of a few minutes.

A. well, you are on blood thinners. i wouldn't take the chance. i mean- i'm not sure i follow what is happening over there. it could be a severe problem or nothing. i would let a doctor check it out. the worse thing that could happen is you wasting a day at the hospital, on the other end of that scenario- you can end up dead. i would go with the first one.

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He appeared to leave the door open though for the Lib Dems to attempt to introduce some other, more proportional, system in the future, telling Sky News: "I think it is over for the Alternative Vote. I think it is very clear that the people have spoken, that the Alternative Vote is not a runner and we must respect that decision."
The Alternative Vote would be a tremendous step backwards.
A change to the Alternative Vote for general elections would make coalitions more likely and therefore break the clear democratic contract between voters and political parties in an election campaign.
Talking of which, what about that Alternative Vote? It's really hard to understand, apparently.
Hills spokesman Graham Sharpe said the brothers had been popular with punters, but he warned: "Favourites have a poor record in recent political leadership contests - neither Cameron nor Clegg was favourite to win his party's leadership contest." Hills - referendum vote: 1-2 alternative vote majority, 6-4 majority against alternative vote; next election to be on first Thursday, May 2015: 1-9 no, 5 yes.
So has Mr Brown had a sudden change of heart, a passionate conversion to the merits of the Alternative Vote? Or is this deathbed conversion an utterly cynical ploy to woo the Lib Dems in advance of a possible hung parliament, despite it not being even slightly proportional?
IN his conference speech Gordon Brown announced a package of constitutional reforms including holding a referendum on whether to replace the first past the post voting system with the Alternative Vote (AV) .
Unhappily the chief winner of the Assembly and Alternative Vote polls last week was public apathy.
4pm: All the councils across the UK will begin counting the votes in the referendum on changing the system for electing MPs to the preferential Alternative Vote system.
My original point, regarding the Alternative Vote referendum, is that I believe the problems of our election system would be best remedied by introducing compulsory voting rather than the half-baked, statistical scheming that is AV.
The Alternative Vote will allow voters to rank candidates and means MPs will need the support of 50% of their constituents to get elected, a test currently met only by one in three Members of Parliament.
It is the latest war of words ahead of tomorrow's referendum on the alternative vote system - a ballot demanded by Mr Clegg's party in return for helping the Tories seize power.

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