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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Aortic Valve Incompetence


 Anonymous - Sat Dec 28, 2002 3:57 am

Can carcinoid syndrome cause aortic incompetence? Thanks!
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Feb 09, 2003 8:59 pm

User avatar Dear HP,

Thank you very much for using our website.

Carcinoid heart disease is very famous for right heart side valve affection more than left side (aorta is a left sided heart vlave) but it is described and actually stenosis is more common as there is deposition of material at the aortic valve causing its stenosis but lately aortic incompetence has been found to be present as well in many patients with carcinoid syndrome.

Once more thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and if you still have any questions do not hesitate to post them.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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