Table 1: Demographics and characteristics of 200 patients who had mesenteric angiogram for acute GI hemorrhage.

CharacteristicsResults

Angiographic sensitivity114 (57%)
Median age55 years
Gender
 Male134 (76%)
 Female66 (33%)
Presenting complaints
 Hematemesis28 (14%)
 Melena66 (33%)
 Perrectal bleeding106 (53%)
Prior investigation
 Upper GI endoscopy93
  Positive66 (71%)
  Negative27 (29%)
 RBC-tagged scintigraphy62
  Positive49 (79%)
  Negative13 (21%)
Prior blood transfusion145 (72.5%)
Coagulation profile
 Normal124 (62%)
 Deranged76 (38%)
Comorbid
 No comorbid44 (22%)
 Chronic liver disease24 (12%)
 Hypertension22 (11%)
 Diabetes mellitus15 (7.5%)
 Chronic renal failure20 (10%)
 Malignancy21 (10.5%)
 Trauma10 (5.0%)
 Infectious diseases28 (14%)
 Misc16 (8.0%)