Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) typically affects right-sided cardiac structures causing leaﬂet thickening, retraction and valve dysfunction requiring surgery.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Surgical treatment
Presenting Author: Asst. Clin. Prof Jerome S Zacks
Introduction: Carcinoid Heart Disease (CHD) is a serious complication of the Carcinoid Syndrome (in as many as 50% of patients during the course of their disease). 46% of cases operated with bioprosthetic valves develop recurrent carcinoid valvulopathy on the newly implanted tissue valves. Until now, only mechanical prosthetic valves avoid recurrent fibrosis.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference 2016 (2016)
Category: Medical treatment - Others
Presenting Author: MD, FACC, FCCP Jerome Zacks