Heyde syndrome

Heyde syn·drome

(hād sin'drōm)
A gastrointestinal disorder involving hemorrhage and anemia secondary to aortic valve stenosis. These symptoms resolve after repair or replacement of the damaged aortic valve.


Edward C., U.S. physician.
Heyde syndrome - occurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding and aortic stenosis after replacement of aortic valve.
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A female patient with Heyde Syndrome, in which gastrointestinal (GIS) bleeding is common due to GIS angiodysplasia, had Edwards SAPIEN valve placed and thus, both the aortic stenosis and GIS bleedings were treated by this intervention.
The characterization of Heyde syndrome now refers to the triad of AS, acquired coagulopathy (von Willebrand syndrome type 2A, or vWS-2A) and anemia due to bleeding from intestinal angiodysplasia.
Therefore, the prevalence of Heyde syndrome is not clearly determined and many mild cases are likely to remain undiagnosed.