Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2022
Carcinoid Heart Disease: Case Report and Literature Review
Hanane Mechal*, Hajar Bendahou, Meryem Haboub, Abdenacer Drighil, Leila Azzouzi and Rachida Habbal
Cardiology Department, University Hospital Center of Casablanca, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Hanane Mechal, Cardiology department, University hospital center of Casablanca, Morocco.
Received: January 09, 2022; Published: January 27, 2022




Abstract

We describe the case of a 51-year-old male patient, diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, with liver metastases and carcinoid syndrome since January 2020. The patient had been treated with Somatostatin analogs (Somatuline), with a moderate decrease of tumor size. In September 2021, he presented aggravating dyspnea and symptoms of right heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a right sided valvar involvement with thickened and restrictive leaflets of both tricuspid and pulmonary valves responsible for severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitations, associated with enlargement of right chambers suggestive of carcinoid heart disease.

Keywords: Carcinoid Heart Disease; Carcinoid Syndrome; Pulmonary Valve Stenosis; Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency; Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Citation: Hanane Mechal., et al. “Carcinoid Heart Disease: Case Report and Literature Review”. EC Cardiology 9.1 (2022): 12-19.

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