AVMs are snarled tangles of blood vessels that sometimes form in your body. They may affect up to 6 million Americans, but most don’t experience any negative effects. Samantha Dabney survived her AVM-caused stroke by focusing on her daughter.
UVA is now a Comprehensive Stroke Center, which means that our team is ready 24/7 to deliver the most advanced care for stroke and stroke complications. It places us in the top three percent for stroke care nationwide.
Pam Barile suffered a massive stroke due to a brain aneurysm. The outlook didn't look good but with the support of her family, friends and medical team at UVA, Pam was able to beat the odds and make an inspiring recovery.