Heyde’s Syndrome – A Forgotten Association

Heyde’s Syndrome – A Forgotten Association

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A: Excellent

 

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Discussion & Conclusion

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Comments:

The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. It discusses from review of the literature that treatment options for Heyde’s syndrome range from medical treatment to an Aortic valve replacement (AVR) but must be tailored to the individual patients’ preferences and co-morbidities. However, despite surgical reticence, replacement of the stenosed aortic valve in Heyde’s Syndrome has been shown to be effective in stopping the recurrent bleeding episodes and resulting in haematologic recovery.

 

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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This report presents the case of an 80-year-old man admitted on 15 separate occasions over a period of two years with recurrent episodes of epistaxis on a background of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeds and aortic stenosis. Recurrent epistaxis is an interesting and rare additional complication of Heyde’s syndrome, with only one reported case in English literature. In patients with recurrent epistaxis that fail to respond to conventional conservative therapy, this case hopes to show the importance of the consideration of a more complex etiology thereby making the investigation of other underlying diagnoses also important.

 

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Samit Ghosh
ENT Department, Pennine Acute NHS Trust, Greater Manchester, UK

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Wed 09, Dec 2020
Accepted: Wed 23, Dec 2020
Published: Wed 13, Jan 2021
Copyright
© 2021 Samit Ghosh . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.01.04