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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2016 September;60(3):252-63

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Imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis

Fernanda ERTHAL 1, Daniel JUNEAU 1, 2, Siok P. LIM 1, Girish DWIVEDI 1, Pablo B. NERY 1, David BIRNIE 1, Rob S. BEANLANDS 1

1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Cardiac PET Centre and Electrophysiology Section, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada; 2 Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, Québec, Canada


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Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease. Cardiac involvement is described in up to 50% of the cases. The disease spectrum is wide and cardiac manifestations ranges from being asymptomatic to heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis can be challenging due to its non-specific nature and the focal involvement of the heart. In this review, we discuss the utility of a stepwise approach with multimodality cardiac imaging in the diagnosis and management of CS.

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