Resolution of Heyde's syndrome of aortic stenosis and gastrointestinal bleeding after aortic valve replacement.

@article{Scheffer1986ResolutionOH,
  title={Resolution of Heyde's syndrome of aortic stenosis and gastrointestinal bleeding after aortic valve replacement.},
  author={S M Scheffer and L L Leatherman},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={477-80}
}
The observation by Heyde that unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding may be associated with aortic stenosis has been confirmed by many others. It has been suggested that the combination of gastrointestinal bleeding and aortic stenosis be termed Heyde's syndrome. Gastrointestinal bleeding in this syndrome has been attributed to angiodysplasia. Segmental resection of those portions of the gastrointestinal tract containing the angiodysplastic lesions has been considered the definitive treatment for… CONTINUE READING