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May 1983

The Tricuspid Valve in Carcinoid Syndrome: An Echocardiographic Study

Author Affiliations

From the Cardiology Section, Department of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Drs Taber and Lesch), and the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center (Drs Askenazi, Ribner, and Kumar), Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(5):1033-1034. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350050199039

• Carcinoid syndrome was diagnosed in a 48-year-old man by urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid test results and liver biopsy findings. Cardiac catheterization disclosed tricuspid stenosis and mild pulmonic stenosis. The distinctive echocardiographic findings included a tricuspid valve moving in unison with the annulus and thickened immobile tricuspid leaflets. Unlike in rheumatic heart disease, diastolic doming of the tricuspid leaflets was not seen.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1033-1034)

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