Carcinoid Heart Disease - Diagnostic Usefulness of Cardiac Computed Tomography – A Pilot Study Abstract #1997

Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) is a rare entity which occurs from 20 to 40% patients with carcinoid syndrome.
Aim(s): The aim was to evaluate usefulness of cardiac computed tomography (CCT) in the diagnosis of CHD.
Materials and methods: Six patients (5 women, mean age 59.3 years, with midgut NET) diagnosed with CHD by echocardiography underwent CCT to evaluate the coronary arteries and heart involvement. The scan protocol was optimized to adequate contrast opacification of the right heart cavities. The thickening and motion of the valvular leaflets, the subvalvular apparatus, the right cavities size and function of the right and left ventricle, the patent foramen ovale (PFO) were assessed. All patients had standard clinical, biochemical and imaging evaluation.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Imaging and Interventions (radiology, endoscopy)
Presenting Author: Ilona Michałowska

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