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Surgical aspects of valve replacement in carcinoid heart disease
  • Anders Albåge,
  • Marco Montibello
Anders Albåge
Uppsala University Hospital
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Marco Montibello
Uppsala University Hospital
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Peer review status:IN REVISION

27 May 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 May 2020Assigned to Editor
29 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor

Abstract

Tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacement in patients with carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) reduces right heart failure and improves prognosis. The surgical literature is limited concerning technical aspects of valve replacement in CaHD. Although dedicated multidisciplinary care is required, optimization of surgical details is important and may lead to better postoperative outcomes in these frail patients.