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Sarcoidosis. 1994 Mar;11(1):37-9.

Successful treatment of myocardial sarcoidosis with steroids.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4354.

Abstract

Myocardial involvement in sarcoidosis occurs in approximately twenty-seven percent of patients and may result in a grim prognosis. The diagnosis is mainly clinical and may be supplemented by echocardiography, thallium imaging, Gallium-67 scanning, and myocardial biopsy. The value of corticosteroid treatment is still not well-established and few patients have benefitted from cardiac transplantation. We present a case with suspected myocardial sarcoidosis and congestive heart failure who had dramatic response to steroid therapy on five weeks' followup.

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