Telotristat Etiprate Appears to Halt Carcinoid Heart Disease Abstract #1272

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.
Aim(s): To demonstrate the effects of telotristat etiprate, a tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, on serotonin levels and its effect upon the course of CHD.
Materials and methods: 2 patients with CHD were among those entered in the TELESTAR phase III trial. One demonstrated recurrent carcinoid valve disease on the tricuspid and pulmonic bioprosthetic (tissue) replaced valves; the other demonstrated carcinoid valve disease on the native tricuspid and pulmonic valves, suggesting the likelihood that valve surgery might be imminent.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Medical treatment - Others
Presenting Author: MD, FACC, FCCP Jerome Zacks

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