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Causes of Carcinoid Heart Disease

Carcinoid Heart Disease as a symptom:

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:

What causes Carcinoid Heart Disease?

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.

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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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