Heyde syndrome

Heyde syndrome is an association between aortic valve stenosis and gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

The aetiology of the gastrointestinal bleeding in this setting is uncertain, but it is thought to be related to intestinal angiodysplasia. The strength of this association independent of age-related degeneration has been debated. Others suggest that an acquired von Willebrand syndrome (type 2A) associated with aortic valve stenosis is the aetiology of the patients' bleeding 3.

Aortic valve replacement may decrease the risk of haemorrhage 4.

History and etymology

It was first described by E Heyde in 1958.

Share article

Article Information

rID: 35232
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Heyde's syndrome

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.