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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 3 May 2017 > MISCELLANEOUS > Carcinoid Valve Disease: A Case Report and Review

Carcinoid Valve Disease: A Case Report and Review

Daniel Heikali1,4, Nelson Chang2, Ramin Tabibiazar3

1Department of Internal Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
3Division of Cardiology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
4Electonic correspondence: dheikali@mednet.ucla.edu

In patients with carcinoid syndrome, the development of carcinoid valve disease typically carries an unfavorable prognosis. We present the case of a patient with significant valvular dysfunction secondary to carcinoid valve disease. Valve replacement surgery was complicated by the development of prosthetic valve degeneration, ultimately  requiring percutaneous valve implantation in a valve-in-valve fashion. The technical details of the case, as well as a review of carcinoid valve disease, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic features and management considerations, are presented.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:321-326


Carcinoid Valve Disease: A Case Report and Review

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