Carcinoid and Drug-Related Heart Disease

Heidi M. Connolly and Patricia A. Pellikka

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Carcinoid and Drug-Related Heart Disease

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Progress in the medical and surgical management of patients with metastatic carcinoid tumor has resulted in improved symptoms and survival. However, carcinoid heart disease remains a major cause of morbidity and death. Limited medical treatment options are available for patients with carcinoid valvular disease; for those with severe valvular heart disease, valve replacement has been increasingly used. Clinical and echocardiographic features and management are reviewed in this chapter. Drug-related heart disease, also covered in this chapter, has been linked to some anorexigens, ergot alkaloids, and pergolide.

Chapter.  3075 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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