What are the GI manifestations of aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Gastrointestinal bleeding due to angiodysplasia (ie, Heyde syndrome [19] ) or other vascular malformations is present at a higher than expected frequency in patients with calcific aortic stenosis. These malformations usually resolve following aortic valve surgery.


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