What is the efficacy of vasoconstrictive agents for the treatment of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Vasoconstrictive agents reduce the blood flow and facilitate hemostatic plug formation in the bleeding vessel. However, the results are less than satisfactory in patients with severe atherosclerosis and coagulopathy.

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