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a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract

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12) One case describes carcinoid heart disease involving the interventricular septum, presenting with palpitations and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Indeed, in 1956 McKusick (16) reported a case of carcinoid heart disease involving the MV in a patient with an atrial septal defect.
Excessive levels of serotonin have been implicated in symptoms associated with carcinoid syndrome, especially diarrhea and carcinoid heart disease.
This syndrome, comprising symptoms of diarrhea, flushing, bronchial wheezing, and carcinoid heart disease, most likely results from the release of massive amounts of serotonin in the systemic circulation (19).
Carcinoid heart disease is a well-known complication of longstanding carcinoid syndrome.