Carcinoid Heart Disease without Liver Involvement Caused by a Primary Ovarian Carcinoid Tumour

Chirag Agarwal, Sunny Goel, Eric Stern, Richard Warner, Javier Castillo, Lori Croft, Ronald Lavine, Jerome Zacks

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Abstract

Carcinoid heart disease, caused by primary ovarian carcinoid tumour, is a rare form of valvular heart disease. This form of heart disease usually presents with symptoms of right-sided valvular dysfunction, ultimately leading to right-sided heart failure. This entity is unique as it develops in the absence of liver metastasis. We report a case of 75 year-old woman with primary ovarian carcinoid tumour who presented with symptoms of severe right-sided heart failure and successfully underwent pulmonic and tricuspid valve replacement along with a right ventricular (RV) outflow patch enlargement. This patient later underwent uneventful resection of the primary ovarian carcinoid tumour, with complete resolution of her symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e97-e100
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Echocardiogram
  • Ovarian carcinoid
  • Right side heart failure
  • Serotonin

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