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Nicholas Mantini, MD 69 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Atlanta, GA 30303; nmantin@emory.edu

Special thanks to Dr. Maziar Zafari for his help with the editing process.

The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
  • Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
  • SIGNAL-AVERAGED ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
  • POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY
  • MAGNETIC-RESONANCE
  • PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS
  • SYSTEMIC SARCOIDOSIS
  • CORTICOSTEROID-THERAPY
  • JAPANESE PATIENTS
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • INVOLVEMENT
  • UTILITY

Cardiac Sarcoid: A Clinician's Review on How to Approach the Patient With Cardiac Sarcoid

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Journal Title:

Clinical Cardiology

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Volume 35, Number 7

Publisher:

, Pages 410-415

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Cardiac sarcoid is an infiltrative, granulomatous disease of the myocardium. It is more prevalent entity than once believed, especially subclinical disease. It affects heart mechanics causing ventricular failure, and disrupts the cardiac electrical system leading to third degree heart block, malignant ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. This makes early diagnosis and treatment of this devastating disease essential. Based on reviewed literature this paper proposes step-wise diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidoisis who do or do not have prior history of systemic sarcoidosis.

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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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