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Vol 75, No 1 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-04-13
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Cardiac sarcoidosis - own experiences

Magdalena Martusewicz-Boros, Elżbieta Wiatr, Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka, Witold Tomkowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):100-107.

open access

Vol 75, No 1 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-04-13
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis may be incidentally discovered without any symptoms of the disease. When undiagnosed and untreated it is potentially fatal. Although there is no recommended strategy for the diagnosis, the introduction of newer technology is promising and may be useful for early diagnosis of sarcoid heart disease and for the evaluation of response to therapy.
We present a case of 53-years old woman, with asymptomatic cardiac arrhythmias and x-ray chest picture changes without any respiratory symptoms. Further assessment and the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging allowed a diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis to be made.

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis may be incidentally discovered without any symptoms of the disease. When undiagnosed and untreated it is potentially fatal. Although there is no recommended strategy for the diagnosis, the introduction of newer technology is promising and may be useful for early diagnosis of sarcoid heart disease and for the evaluation of response to therapy.
We present a case of 53-years old woman, with asymptomatic cardiac arrhythmias and x-ray chest picture changes without any respiratory symptoms. Further assessment and the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging allowed a diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis to be made.
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Keywords

cardiac sarcoidosis; sudden cardiac death; magnetic resonance imaging

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Title

Cardiac sarcoidosis - own experiences

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 75, No 1 (2007)

Pages

100-107

Published online

2007-04-13

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):100-107.

Keywords

cardiac sarcoidosis
sudden cardiac death
magnetic resonance imaging

Authors

Magdalena Martusewicz-Boros
Elżbieta Wiatr
Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka
Witold Tomkowski
Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż

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