Transannular pulmonary enlargement and bioprostheses for carcinoid disease

Cliff K. Choong, Joseph E. Arrowsmith, Andrew A. Klein, Francis C. Wells

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A diminutive pulmonary artery and right ventricular outflow tract in a 46-year-old woman with a 10-year history of carcinoid syndrome required transannular pulmonary patch enlargement to allow replacement of the pulmonary and tricuspid valves with bioprostheses. The avoidance of anticoagulation permitted further hepatic arterial embolization without an increased risk of bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Bioprosthesis
  • Carcinoid Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis

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