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AV

 (A-V) atrioventricular; arteriovenous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

AV

Abbreviation for arteriovenous; atrioventricular.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

A-V

, AV
Abbreviation for arteriovenous;
atrioventricular.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

AV

Abbreviation for arteriovenous; atrioventricular; auriculoventricular.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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