Carcinoid Heart Disease
Mayo Clinic states Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a rare cancerous tumor called a carcinoid tumor secretes certain chemicals into your bloodstream, causing a variety of signs and symptoms. In the following video from Heidi M. Connolly, MD., carcinoid heart disease is explored. Dr. Connolly details how it largely effects the right side of the heart, to how the rare tumor will effect the heart over time leading to leaking and enlargement of the right chambers of the heart.
Dr. Connolly also lists the symptoms of Carcinoid heart disease and describes the challenges of managing carcinoid heart disease.
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