Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Is There a Winner?

Author(s): Irving E. Perez, Mario J. Garcia, Cynthia C. Taub.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown cause that can affect the heart. Cardiac sarcoidosis may be present in as many as 25% of patients with systemic sarcoidosis, and it is frequently underdiagnosed. The early and accurate diagnosis of myocardial involvement is challenging. Advanced imaging techniques play important roles in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.

Keywords: Cardiac sarcoidosis, echocardiography, imaging, magnetic resonance, multimodality, sarcoidosis.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2016
Page: [3 - 11]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11666150318110406

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