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Carcinoid Heart Disease

Carcinoid Heart Disease

One of the biggest risks for those with carcinoid syndrome is carcinoid heart disease. Almost 60% of people with carcinoid syndrome may develop carcinoid heart disease. Less than 1/3 of those people will live longer than 3 years. What’s also important to know is that carcinoid heart disease often resembles the symptoms of heart failure.

Some signs and symptoms of carcinoid heart disease include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fibrosis (scarring) of heart valves
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart murmur
  • Fatigue

It is important to have your doctor continue to monitor 5-HIAA levels. It’s also recommended that your doctor monitor you with an echocardiogram (ECG) for heart valve damage.

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