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. 2007 Aug;4(8):455-9.
doi: 10.1038/ncpcardio0944.

Percutaneous Closure of a Patent Foramen Ovale in Left-Sided Carcinoid Heart Disease

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Percutaneous Closure of a Patent Foramen Ovale in Left-Sided Carcinoid Heart Disease

Paru R Chaudhari et al. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. .

Abstract

Background: A 51-year-old woman with a 5-year history of metastatic small bowel carcinoid disease developed fatigue and gradually worsening dyspnea on exertion, over 6 months.

Investigations: Physical examination, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and aortography.

Diagnosis: Left-sided carcinoid disease associated with a patent foramen ovale.

Management: Percutaneous transcatheter closure of the patent foramen ovale.

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