Cardiac sarcoidosis

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[edit] Discussion of Cardiac sarcoidosis

  • Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomatous.
  • Sarcoidosis has cardiac involvement in up to 27% of patients (at autopsy).
  • Clinical evidence of myocardial involvement is apparent during life in only 5% of sarcoidosis patients.
  • Sudden death is the most common cardiac manifestation of patients with severe cardiac sarcoid involvement.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Cardiac sarcoidosis

  • Common MRI findings in patients with cardiac sarcoid include:
    • Delayed enhancement, which may be either mid wall or transmural
    • Nodular mid wall hyperintense foci on black blood T2-weighted imaging
    • Areas of focal myocardial thickening.
  • Disease may involve either the left or the right ventricle but more commonly involves the left ventricle.

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