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Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome: Introduction

Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs predominantly in the right heart. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are affected, leading to right heart failure, which results in increased morbidity and mortality. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Carcinoid syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome

Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Carcinoid syndrome?

Carcinoid syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Carcinoid syndrome: Deaths

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Rare Types of Carcinoid syndrome:

Rare types of Carcinoid syndrome include:

Carcinoid syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Carcinoid syndrome

  • Serotonin stimulation induces irreversible endocardial fibrosis of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves, resulting in valvular dysfunction (stenosis or incompetence). The lungs metabolize serotonin and protect the left heart from fibrosis
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Disease Topics Related To Carcinoid syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Carcinoid syndrome

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Hospitals & Clinics: Carcinoid syndrome

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Carcinoid syndrome: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Carcinoid syndrome

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Prognosis for Carcinoid syndrome

Prognosis for Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease may ultimately result in cardiac insufficiency, usually with right-sided heart failure.

Research about Carcinoid syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Carcinoid syndrome

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Carcinoid syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Carcinoid syndrome:

Carcinoid syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Carcinoid syndrome, or a subtype of Carcinoid syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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