Carcinoid heart disease with severe hypoxia due to interatrial shunt through patent foramen ovale

Lauren R. Boglioli, James Gardiner, Gary Gerstenblith, Mark L. Taff, Duke E. Cameron

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Carcinoid heart disease occurs in approximately half of patients who have carcinoid syndrome and is the leading cause of death among these patients. It is typically manifest as right-sided valvular lesions, usually tricuspid insufficiency and pulmonary valve stenosis. This case report describes the unusual presentation of a patient with carcinoid heart disease and a large right-to-left shunt through a patent foramen ovale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 10 1997



  • Atrial heart valve prosthesis
  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Heart neoplasms/secondary
  • Heart septal defects
  • Malignant carcinoid syndrome
  • Pulmonary valve insufficiency/etiology
  • Pulmonary valve/surgery
  • Tricuspid valve insufficiency/etiology
  • Tricuspid valve/surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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