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Cross sectional echocardiographic feature in carcinoid heart disease. A mechanism for tricuspid regurgitation in this syndrome.
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PMID:  6696814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a patient with severe tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonary stenosis due to carcinoid heart disease cross sectional echocardiography showed nodular thickening and coaptation of the tricuspid leaflets at the beginning of systole. The leaflets were, however, seen to be increasingly pulled apart as right ventricular systole proceeded. This finding, which is probably due to traction on the leaflets by the thickened chordae tendineae, is therefore a mechanism of valvular incompetence, perhaps accounting for the particularly severe tricuspid regurgitation seen in carcinoid heart disease.
M K Davies; P J Lowry; W A Littler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-04-19     Completed Date:  1984-04-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoid Heart Disease / complications,  diagnosis*
Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis*,  etiology

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