Acquired platelet dysfunction may be an aetiologic factor in Heyde's syndrome--normalization of bleeding time after aortic valve replacement.

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BACKGROUND There is a well-documented relationship, with unknown aetiology, between aortic valve stenosis and occult gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly patients. Despite several studies attempting to determine the prevalence and to discuss the aetiology, there are still many unanswered questions. METHODS A total of 288 consecutive patients with valvular… (More)

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@article{Olsson2002AcquiredPD, title={Acquired platelet dysfunction may be an aetiologic factor in Heyde's syndrome--normalization of bleeding time after aortic valve replacement.}, author={Mariann Olsson and Rolf W Hultcrantz and Sam Schulman and E. I. Wallgren}, journal={Journal of internal medicine}, year={2002}, volume={252 6}, pages={516-23} }