Occurrence of left-sided heart valve involvement before right-sided heart valve involvement in carcinoid heart disease

Vidyasagargoud Marupakula, Karyne L. Vinales, Mohammad Q. Najib, Louis A. Lanza, Howard R. Lee, Hari P. Chaliki

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Abstract

Carcinoids are rare neuroendocrine tumours that occur primarily in the gastrointestinal tract. Carcinoid heart disease is characterized by fibrous plaque deposition on the endocardial surface of the cardiac valves and chambers. It affects the right heart valves in 85 of cases and the left heart valves in 15. We present an unusual case of a patient with metastatic carcinoid heart disease in whom typical carcinoid aortic and mitral valve lesions developed 2 years prior to the development of severe right-sided carcinoid valvular heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E18
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Aortic valve insufficiency
  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Mitral valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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