Gastrointestinal bleeding diagnosed by red blood cell scintigraphy in a patient with aortic stenosis: a case of Heyde syndrome.

@article{Corra2005GastrointestinalBD,
  title={Gastrointestinal bleeding diagnosed by red blood cell scintigraphy in a patient with aortic stenosis: a case of Heyde syndrome.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Lavatori Corr{\^e}a and Renata Christian Martins F{\'e}lix and Jader Cunha de Azevedo and Paulo Rodrigues da Silva and Amarino Carvalho de Oliveira and Denise Fonseca C{\^o}rtes and Hans F. R. Dohmann and Claudio Mesquita},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={231-5}
}
The authors report a case of small bowel bleeding diagnosed by Tc-99m-labeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy during the postoperative period after aortic valve replacement. There is a relationship between aortic valve stenosis and gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly patients, called Heyde syndrome. The described patient had chronic anemia that worsened… CONTINUE READING