Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

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avatar Ghazaleh Mehdipoor 1 , * , avatar Sabahat Bokhari 2 , avatar Martin R. Prince 3 , 4

Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), New York, NY, USA
Division of Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Radiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

how to cite: Mehdipoor , Bokhari S, R. Prince M. Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Int J Cardio Pract. 2018;3(2):e130264. doi: 10.21859/ijcp-03204.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous condition, primarily affecting the lungs and thoracic lymph nodes. Clinical cardiac involvement might occur in 2 to 5% of patients with sarcoidosis, and can be associated with serious complications including heart block, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmias, and potentially death. Timely diagnosis helps initiate treatment before cardiac damage becomes irreversible. In this brief review, we discuss imaging updates for diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac sarcoidosis.

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