Carcinoid heart disease: a guide for screening and timing of surgical intervention

@inproceedings{Hart2017CarcinoidHD,
  title={Carcinoid heart disease: a guide for screening and timing of surgical intervention},
  author={Einar A Hart and Timion A Meijs and Ronald C A Meijer and Koen M. A. Dreijerink and Margot E. T. Tesselaar and Corjan de Groot and G. D. Valk and Steven A. J. Chamuleau},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2017}
}
The cardiac manifestations of a neuroendocrine tumour are referred to as carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) and are associated with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the only proven therapeutic option and may prolong survival and quality of life. No consensus has been reached internationally with regard to screening for CaHD and the optimal timing for surgery. Although limited evidence is available on this matter, a trend towards early surgery and subsequent reduced mortality has been… CONTINUE READING

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