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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327255/gallium-68-dotanoc-scan-in-a-patient-with%C3%A2-suspected-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Averilicia Passah, Prateek Kaushik, Chetan Patel, Neeraj Parakh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327057/distinguishing-uveitis-secondary-to-sarcoidosis-from-idiopathic-disease-cardiac-implications
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Yong Seop Han, Erick Rivera-Grana, Sherveen Salek, James T Rosenbaum
Importance: Idiopathic disease is the most frequent diagnosis in a uveitis clinic. The need to distinguish sarcoidosis from idiopathic uveitis is controversial. However, cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis can be life-threatening. Objective: To report a series of patients with uveitis and cardiac sarcoidosis to illustrate the importance of categorizing the causes of uveitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective observational case series reviewed the medical records of 249 patients with uveitis who were referred to the Casey Eye Institute between July 1, 2008, and February 28, 2017...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321427/cardiac-sarcoidosis-concomitant-with-large-vessel-aortitis-detected-by-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Yoshihiro Higuchi, Yasutaka Kimoto, Rika Tanoue, Tomotake Tokunou, Kenichiro Tomonari, Toyoki Maeda, Takahiko Horiuchi
We herein report a case of concurrent cardiac sarcoidosis and large-vessel aortitis detected by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and followed up during immunosuppressive therapy. After high-dose prednisolone administration (1 mg/kg), serial FDG-PET showed that almost all of the abnormal FDG uptake in the heart and extracardiac region, including the abdominal to bilateral iliac arteries, had been disappeared. During the tapering of prednisolone, additive methotrexate therapy was needed to treat the recurrence of cardiac sarcoidosis...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319785/diagnostic-accuracy-and-prognostic-value-of-simultaneous-hybrid-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Eleanor C Wicks, Leon J Menezes, Anna Barnes, Saidi A Mohiddin, Neha Sekhri, Joanna C Porter, Helen L Booth, Emily Garrett, Riyaz S Patel, Menelaos Pavlou, Ashley M Groves, Perry M Elliott
Aims: Cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in patients with sarcoidosis, yet cardiac involvement often remains undetected. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) have been used to diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) yet never simultaneously in a cohort. This study sought to assess the diagnostic and prognostic utility of simultaneous hybrid cardiac PET/MR. Methods and results: Fifty-one consecutive patients with suspected CS (age 50 ± 13 years, 31 males) underwent simultaneous PET/MR following a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet and 12-h fast...
January 8, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319778/granulomatous-intersticial-nephritis-secondary-to-sarcoidosis
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Tamires Teixeira Piraciaba, Carlos Alberto Balda, Luiz Antônio Ribeiro de Moura, Carlos Alberto de Castro Pereira, Gianna Mastroianni Kirsztajn
INTRODUCTION: Granulomatous interstitial nephritis is a rare condition, in which renal involvement is uncommon. Its etiology is variable, and may be medicinal, infectious or inflammatory origin. CASE REPORT: This is a 65-year-old male patient with renal lesions of unknown etiology, associated with hypercalcaemia. During the investigation, cardiac insufficiency with diastolic dysfunction and interstitial lung involvement on chest tomography were evidenced. Renal function (glomerular filtration rate) has partially improved with clinical measures...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306463/isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-rare-disease-entity
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Thomas H Schindler, Ines Valenta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306462/how-common-is-isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-extra-cardiac-and-cardiac-findings-on-clinical-examination-and-whole-body-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Daniel Juneau, Pablo Nery, Juan Russo, Robert A de Kemp, Eugene Leung, Rob S B Beanlands, David H Birnie
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease which can involve nearly any organ. Clinically manifest cardiac involvement occurs in perhaps 5% of patients with sarcoidosis. The reported prevalence of isolated cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) varies widely with reported rates of 27-54%. The explanation for this variability is likely multi-factorial but perhaps mostly related to the diagnostic method(s) for assessing extra-cardiac involvement. The primary aim of this study was to assess the rate of isolated CS in a homogeneous, prospectively recruited cohort of patients with clinically manifest CS, using whole body FDG PET-CT imaging as a gold standard...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277579/igg4-related-disease-with-possible-myocardial-involvement
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Josefa López Vivancos, Lluís Sanchez Sitges, Xavier Herranz Perez, Nelson Leal Bohorquez, Sara Simonetti, Montserrat García Cors
IgG4-related disease is characterized by mass lesions, a dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with immunohistochemical positivity for IgG4, storiform fibrosis and, frequently, elevated serum IgG4 levels. It can be multisystemic; however, myocardial involvement, which is objectively determined by imaging tests, has not been described in the medical literature. We report the case of a man with IgG4-related disease with possible myocardial involvement, detected by cardiac magnetic resonance. This raises the question of a differential diagnosis with other diseases such as sarcoidosis and Fabry disease, the differential diagnosis of which is of great importance due to its therapeutic impact...
December 22, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245251/severe-infections-in-sarcoidosis-incidence-predictors-and-long-term-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-585-patients
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Amélie Duréault, Catherine Chapelon, Lucie Biard, Fanny Domont, Léa Savey, Bahram Bodaghi, Valérie Pourcher, Matthieu Resche Rigon, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun
Sarcoidosis is associated with cell-mediated immunodeficiency and treatment of symptomatic sarcoidosis usually includes systemic immunosuppressants. Data relative to incidence, prognosis factors, and outcome of infections are scarce.Retrospective cohort study of 585 patients with biopsy proven sarcoidosis in a tertiary referral specialist clinic, with a nested case-control analysis. Twenty nine patients (4.9%) with severe infections were compared to 116 controls subjects with sarcoidosis, matched according to their gender, ethnicity, age at diagnosis, and treatment with corticosteroids...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245138/cardiac-sarcoidosis-presenting-as-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-with-ventricular-aneurysms-a-case-report
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Marija Petrovic, L Maximilian Buja, Biswajit Kar, Jure Colnaric, Sarita Damaraju, Bihong Zhao, Bindu Akkanti, Milan Radovanovic, Rajko Radovancevic, Pranav Loyalka, Igor D Gregoric
A 70-year old Caucasian man with recurrent ventricular tachycardia and progressive biventricular failure attributed to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia was evaluated for heart transplantation. Cardiac ventriculography revealed an abnormal left ventricle with five saccular aneurysms. Heart transplantation was performed. Pathology of the explanted heart showed multifocal sarcoid granulomas. Replacement fibrosis was widespread in both ventricles and associated with saccular aneurysms. No genetic basis was identified...
November 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241906/rare-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-multimodal-imaging-diagnosis-of-cardiac-involvement
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Joao Abecasis, Mariana Castro, Regina Ribeiras, Victor Gil
We report a case of sarcoidosis with an unusual presentation, initially manifesting as bilateral pulmonary embolism and then as a cardiac form of the disease with an ominous clinical event consisting of sustained ventricular tachycardia. The diagnosis was established by clinical and magnetic resonance criteria despite normal conventional echocardiographic study. Detailed functional assessment provided by tracking techniques (speckle tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking) enabled the detection of regional deformation abnormalities, indicating prominent circumferential strain and epicardial layer alterations, partly matching the structural changes depicted by distribution of delayed enhancement...
December 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237609/diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-sudden-cardiac-arrest-survivors-without-coronary-artery-disease-utility-of-a-clinical-approach-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Patricia Rodrigues, Abhishek Joshi, Howell Williams, Mark Westwood, Steffen E Petersen, Filip Zemrak, Richard J Schilling, Claire Kirkby, Andrew Wragg, Charlotte Manisty, Saidi Mohiddin
BACKGROUND: Determining the pathogenesis of sudden cardiac arrest or periarrest without significant coronary artery disease is crucial for management and prognosis. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can detect morphological, functional, or tissue abnormalities, and we sought to evaluate the role of CMR in determining sudden cardiac arrest pathogenesis and prognosis in survivors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed cardiac investigations and clinical outcomes in consecutive survivors of potentially fatal arrhythmias without coronary artery disease admitted to our institutions from 2008 to 2014...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231290/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-performance-of-somatostatin-receptor-positron-emission-tomography-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Carmen Pizarro, Folke Kluenker, Darius Dabir, Daniel Thomas, Florian C Gaertner, Markus Essler, Christian Grohé, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch
AIMS: Cardiac affection constitutes a major limiting condition in systemic sarcoidosis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the persistence rate of cardiac sarcoid involvement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Moreover, we examined the additional insights into myocardial damage's characteristics gained by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a pilot study, we had previously identified cardiac involvement-diagnosed by CMR imaging-to be present in 29 of 188 patients (15...
December 12, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225258/isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-mimicking-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Hirotaka Waki, Kazuo Eguchi, Shinichi Toriumi, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Tsukasa Suzuki, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Kazuomi Kario
The diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) has become easier due to advances in imaging modalities, but we sometimes encounter difficult-to-diagnose patients. We herein report the case of a 60-year-old Japanese woman who was diagnosed with isolated CS, although she also met the diagnostic criteria of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). A histological examination by an endomyocardial biopsy of the right ventricle revealed the typical findings of granulomatous change for CS. Although she did not show any characteristics of systemic sarcoidosis, oral prednisolone treatment was introduced, and she achieved a good response...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225104/evaluation-of-qt-dispersion-and-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-in-patients-with-early-stage-sarcoidosis
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Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Ayşegül Şentürk, Emine Bilen, Hüseyin Ayhan, Bilge Duran Karaduman, Zeynep Şeyma Turinay, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Sarcoidosis increases inhomogeneity in ventricular repolarization due to the presence of sarcoid granuloma, which significantly correlates with ventricular fibrillation. Various studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (T-peak to T-end [Tpe] interval) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tpe interval and Tpe/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias...
December 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216980/the-challenges-of-diagnosing-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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EDITORIAL
Ron Blankstein, Christopher M Kramer, Y Chandrashekhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215412/serial-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-the-management-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#17
William Bremer, Nadera J Sweiss, Yang Lu
A 60-year-old woman with biopsy-proven cardiac sarcoidosis status post implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement presented with periodic dizziness and dyspnea on exertion. Myocardial perfusion scan demonstrated a moderate sized, fixed perfusion defect along the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall of the left ventricle, with better perfusion on stress images. FDG-PET/CT demonstrated corresponding focal FDG avidity of the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall, suggestive of active cardiac sarcoidosis. Because of severe side effects, mycophenolate mofetil was discontinued, and the patient received low-dose steroid therapy...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208597/unraveling-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#18
EDITORIAL
Hayan Jouni, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208596/urinary-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-as-a-myocardial-oxidative-stress-marker-is-associated-with-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-active-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Hironori Ishiguchi, Shigeki Kobayashi, Takeki Myoren, Michiaki Kohno, Takuma Nanno, Wakako Murakami, Seiko Oda, Keishi Oishi, Shinichi Okuda, Munemasa Okada, Kazuyoshi Suga, Masafumi Yano
BACKGROUND: Recently, we reported that urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (U-8-OHdG), an oxidative stress marker, reflected inflammatory activity in cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Here, we investigated whether U-8-OHdG levels were associated with ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with CS. METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective cohort study enrolled 62 consecutive patients with CS, of whom 36 were diagnosed as having active CS based on abnormal 18F-flurodeoxyglucose accumulation in the heart on positron-emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191297/verification-of-heart-disease-implications-for-a-new-heart-transplantation-allocation-system
#20
Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, E Rene Rodriguez, Eugene H Blackstone, Carmela D Tan, Eileen M Hsich
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis of heart disease in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. BACKGROUND: Because survival on the heart transplantation waitlist depends on underlying heart disease, a new allocation system will include the type of heart disease. Accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis and the effect of misclassification are unknown. METHODS: We included all adults who received transplants at our center between January 2009 to December 2015...
December 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
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