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Anormal bleeding

Yoshimasa Seike, H Sato, M Nagashima, T Hori, H Ishitoya, N Hibino, T Tomino, T Nakata
Osler Rendu-Weber (O-R W) disease (hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia) is characterized by an anormality of the peripheral blood vessels which often causes recurrent epistaxis. We presented a case of aortic valve replacement for the patient with O-R-W disease. A 75-year-old woman diagnosed as O-R-W disease with chest pain and dyspnea was admitted. Preoperative transthoratic echocardiography showed severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) with a pressure gradient (from left ventricle to ascending aorta) of 72.5 mmHg...
December 2005: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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