Valve Replacement in Patients with Carcinoid Heart Disease: Choosing the Right Valve at the Right Time.

@article{Korach2016ValveRI,
  title={Valve Replacement in Patients with Carcinoid Heart Disease: Choosing the Right Valve at the Right Time.},
  author={Amit Korach and S Grozinsky-Glasberg and Joseph Atlan and Abeer Dabah and Karine A Atlan and Ehud Rudis and Amir Elami and David J. Gross and Michael J. Reardon and Oz M. Shapira},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          349-355
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The prosthetic valve of choice in patients with carcinoid valve disease (CVD) remains controversial due to the limited life expectancy of patients with advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the one hand, and concerns regarding structural valve deterioration (SVD) on the other hand. METHODS The records of 17 patients (11 females, seven males; mean age 65 ± 11 years; undergoing 18 operations) with primarily right heart failure due to CVD were reviewed… CONTINUE READING