MITCHELL S. CAPPELL, M.D., Ph.D.; OSCAR LEBWOHL, M.D.
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.
CAPPELL MS, LEBWOHL O. Cessation of Recurrent Bleeding from Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasias After Aortic Valve Replacement. Ann Intern Med. ;105:54–57. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-54
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):54-57.
Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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