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Conditions listing Carcinoid Heart Disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Carcinoid Heart Disease. Our database lists the following as having Carcinoid Heart Disease as a symptom of that condition:
Causes: 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.
As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Carcinoid Heart Disease may be found in:
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