Continuing Education Activity
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is also known as Osler–Weber–Rendu disease. It is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple mucocutaneous telangiectasias. These telangiectasias represent small arterio-venous malformations that frequently tend to bleeds causing the patient a significant amount of distress in their daily lives. Patients typically present with nose bleeds, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, and iron deficiency anemia. This activity reviews the pathophysiology of osler weber rendu syndrome and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.
- Recall the etiology of osler weber rendu syndrome.
- Describe the presentation of osler weber rendu syndrome.
- Summarize the treatment options for osler weber rendu syndrome.
- Outline the importance of improving care coordination among interprofessional team members to improve outcomes for patients affected by osler weber rendu syndrome.