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New Research: Pregnancy and Cavernous Malformation

A new study, published in the journal Stroke, investigated whether pregnancy increases hemorrhage risk for women with cavernous malformations (cavernous angioma, cavernoma). Results showed that hemorrhage risk, in fact, does not appear to increase during pregnancy. Furthermore, the study indicated that vaginal delivery also appears safe in women with cavernous malformations, if they don’t have other significant health…

New Propranolol Study

A newly published paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation examines the impact of the medicine propranolol in zebrafish and mouse models of cerebral cavernous angioma. In explaining the relevance of the study, Dr. Issam Awad, the study’s co-PI states, “Propranolol, a widely used blood pressure and migraine medication, had long been known to be…