Carcinoid Heart Disease without Severe Tricuspid Valve Involvement

Ammar M. Killu, Darrell B. Newman, William R. Miranda, Joseph Maleszewski, Patricia Pellikka, Hartzell V Schaff, Heidi M. Connolly

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Carcinoid syndrome causes a rare form of acquired valvular heart disease which typically occurs in the setting of liver metastases. In carcinoid-induced valvular heart disease, the tricuspid valve is almost universally affected; left-sided valve disease occurs infrequently in affected patients. Herein, we report 2 cases of carcinoid-induced valvular heart disease; one case had no evidence of tricuspid valve involvement despite severe involvement of all other valves, while the other case was without severe tricuspid valve involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 15 2015


  • Carcinoid
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart failure
  • Surgery#
  • Tricuspid
  • Valve
  • Valvulopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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