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.
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causes, and treatments of Carcinoid syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome
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Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome
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Carcinoid syndrome: Deaths
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Rare Types of Carcinoid syndrome:
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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
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Carcinoid syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Carcinoid syndrome
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed...read more »
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consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
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Carcinoid syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Carcinoid syndrome: Rare Types
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Latest Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome
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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.
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Research about Carcinoid syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Carcinoid syndrome
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Clinical Trials for Carcinoid syndrome
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Carcinoid syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Carcinoid syndrome
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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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