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Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2004 Sep;10(5):397-400.

Cardiac sarcoidosis with presentation of large left atrial mass.

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Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA. bobabrishami@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The purpose of discussing this rare clinical presentation is to provide an opportunity to review difficulties encountered in diagnosing myocardial sarcoidosis.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Recent advances in diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis are discussed in this article.

SUMMARY:

A 45-year old man was brought to the emergency department after he fainted in a marketplace. An electrocardiogram showed a complete heart block; an echocardiogram revealed a large atrial mass consistent with the appearance of a myxoma. A biopsy of the cardiac mass showed noncaseating granuloma.

PMID:
15316439
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