Bleeding angiodysplasia: Should we concentrate more on the aortic valve than on the bowel?

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Abstract

A case of bleeding from angiodysplasia in association with aortic stenosis is presented. The particular interest in this patient is that the bleeding ceased immediately after the insertion of a bioprosthetic valve and recurred when the valve restenosed. Furthermore, the bleeding again promptly resolved when the valve was exchanged for a metallic prosthesis despite long-term anticoagulation. The implications of these observations are discussed.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume56
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002