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What is Carcinoid Heart Disease?

What is Carcinoid Heart Disease?

  • Carcinoid Heart Disease: 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.

Carcinoid Heart Disease: Introduction

How serious is Carcinoid Heart Disease?

Prognosis of Carcinoid Heart Disease: Carcinoid heart disease may ultimately result in cardiac insufficiency, usually with right-sided heart failure.

What causes Carcinoid Heart Disease?

Causes of Carcinoid Heart Disease: see causes of Carcinoid Heart Disease
Cause of Carcinoid Heart Disease: 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.

What are the symptoms of Carcinoid Heart Disease?

Symptoms of Carcinoid Heart Disease: see symptoms of Carcinoid Heart Disease

How is it treated?

Treatments for Carcinoid Heart Disease: see treatments for Carcinoid Heart Disease

Name of Carcinoid Heart Disease

Main name of condition: Carcinoid Heart Disease


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