Early and Late Outcomes of Surgical Treatment in Carcinoid Heart Disease.

@article{Connolly2015EarlyAL,
  title={Early and Late Outcomes of Surgical Treatment in Carcinoid Heart Disease.},
  author={Heidi M. Connolly and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Martin D. Abel and Joseph Rubin and John Wells Askew and Zhuo Li and Jacob J. Inda and Sushil Allen Luis and Rick Nishimura and Patricia A. Pellikka},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 20},
  pages={
          2189-2196
        }
}
BACKGROUND Symptoms and survival of patients with carcinoid syndrome have improved, but development of carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) continues to decrease survival. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to analyze patient outcomes after valve surgery for CaHD during a 27-year period at 1 institution to determine early and late outcomes and opportunities for improved patient care. METHODS We retrospectively studied the short-term and long-term outcomes of all consecutive patients with CaHD who… CONTINUE READING
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