Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Involvement in Carcinoid Disease

Tex Heart Inst J. 2000;27(4):405-7.


We report the case of a 62-year-old woman in whom carcinoid disease had been diagnosed 6 years earlier. She subsequently developed tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease. Both valves were incompetent and mildly stenotic. The tricuspid valve required surgery; the pulmonary vaive was explored but not treated. Valve surgery in patients with carcinoid disease is discussed in light of the prognosis of these patients, the timing of valvular lesion presentation, and the choice of prosthesis. The justification for multiple-valve procedures in such cases is also considered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoid Heart Disease* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoid Heart Disease* / surgery
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Pulmonary Valve* / surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve* / surgery