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Cessation of Recurrent Bleeding from Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasias After Aortic Valve Replacement

MITCHELL S. CAPPELL, M.D., Ph.D.; and OSCAR LEBWOHL, M.D.
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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Mitchell S. Cappell, M.D. Ph.D.; Liver Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue; Bronx, NY 10461.


New York, New York


© 1986 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):54-57. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-54
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Recurrent bleeding from gastrointestinal angiodysplasias associated with aortic stenosis ceased after aortic valve replacement in two patients. In one patient numerous gastrointestinal angiodysplasias disappeared, as shown by endoscopy, after aortic valve replacement. Valve replacement may be adequate treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding from angiodysplasia associated with aortic stenosis. Elective surgery for angiodysplasias should be postponed until after a trial period to ascertain whether bleeding stops after valve replacement.

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