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Please explain the mechanism , Why in Carcinoid heart disease produces tricuspid valve regurgitation and pulmonary valve stenosis ? I am confused as one valve (Tricuspid) has regurgitation and other has (pulmonary) stenosis??


what i know is that carcinoid heart disease. there is increase in TGF and fibrosis of TRICUSPID and PULMONARY STENOSIS which causes TR and TS both with TR predominant AND PR and PS with PS PREDOMINATE because TGF and fibrosis also occurs in pulmonary artery that results in thickening of orifice resulting in PS more dominant than PR!

i dont think board gona ask such questions.. you should know whats carcinoid heart disease and symptoms and pathology! they wont go beyond this in anycase!! gud luck


Thank you so much . You have quite detailed knowledge. I appreciate your reply.

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