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Clin Cardiol. 1993 Jun;16(6):462-72.

Sarcoidosis of the heart.

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

Abstract

Myocardial involvement in sarcoidosis occurs in about 27% of patients. Clinical manifestations include ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, and sudden death. Diagnosis requires clinical suspicion and may be supported by electrocardiography, echocardiography, thallium imaging, gallium-67 scanning, and myocardial biopsy. Steroids seem to be beneficial in the treatment of myocardial sarcoidosis. Those who do not respond to medical treatment may benefit from cardiac transplantation.

PMID:
8358879
DOI:
10.1002/clc.4960160603
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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