Carcinoid Heart Disease

By Zuetenhorst JM, Taal BG.

N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 5; 348(23): 2359-61

CONCLUSIONS: High levels of 5-HIAA excretion and ANP were found to be associated with CHD.
“…there was an even stronger relationship between carcinoid heart disease and the serotonin load over time.”
“Even in the absence of severe symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome, it is highly recommended that serotonin levels be reduced.” “Which can be realized by combination of different treatment modalities such as octreotide analogues,……” and other treatment modalities.

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