Stuck on plaque in carcinoid heart disease and anorexigen associated valvular heart disease

“Stuck on plaque” is the description given to the lesions on the tricuspid valve in carcinoid heart disease and anorexigen associated valvular heart heart disease. The lesions appear “stuck on” the leaflets without of inflammation or damage to the underlying valve structure. [Caccitolo JA, Connolly HM, Rubenson DS, Orszulak TA, Schaff HV. Operation for anorexigen-associated valvular heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;122:656-64.