Recognizing Carcinoid Heart Disease and Timing of Cardiac and Abdominal Procedures Abstract #261

Introduction: Recognition of right heart failure in Carcinoid Heart Disease enables a decision to be made concerning the proper timing of Cardiac and abdominal tumor-reductive surgery.
Aim(s): Review of 11 patients operated for carcinoid heart disease to relieve hepatic congestion, enabling subsequent abdominal tumor-reductive procedures.
Materials and methods: From 2000 through 2010, 11 patients with severe right heart failure underwent right heart valve replacement because they were deemed at extreme risk for tumor-reductive abdominal procedures. A retrospective review focused upon the influence of right heart failure on the risk of tumor-reductive abdominal procedures and the sequencing of procedures.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr. Jerome S Zacks

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