HHT Care Pathway in Ireland

HHT Care Pathway
HHT Care Pathway

About HHT

Before we talk about HHT Care pathway, here is a brief understanding of HHT (Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder characterised by abnormal blood vessel formation, leading to recurrent nosebleeds, telangiectases (small blood vessel malformations), and potentially life-threatening arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in various organs.

In Ireland, HHT affects a small but significant portion of the population, necessitating a specialised and comprehensive approach to care.

HHT Care Pathway

The HHT Care Pathway in Ireland aims to streamline and optimise the management of patients with HHT by providing a structured framework for healthcare professionals involved in their care. This pathway encompasses various aspects of HHT management, including diagnosis, multidisciplinary assessment, treatment, and long-term follow-up, with a focus on delivering personalised care tailored to each patient’s needs.

Additionally, it ensures that patients receive coordinated and continuous care, integrating the latest medical advancements and evidence-based practices. The pathway also facilitates effective communication among healthcare providers and enhances patient education, promoting better health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with HHT.

Structured Approach

In summary, the HHT Care Pathway in Ireland provides a structured and coordinated approach to the management of patients with this complex genetic disorder. By facilitating early diagnosis, personalised treatment and ongoing support, this pathway aims to improve outcomes and enhance the overall well-being of individuals living with HHT in Ireland.

You can read our Care Pathway for HHT which has been created by HSE National Rare Diseases Office and approved by our National Centre for HHT,  in Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

Care Pathway for HHT