Leonie White

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To compare the natural history of patients with new onset ischemic heart disease with that of patients with exacerbations of chronic ischemic heart disease, short- and long-term outcomes of 3,465 emergency room patients with acute ischemic heart disease at four community and three university hospitals were evaluated. Acute myocardial infarction was(More)
Sarcoidosis is a multi-system granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology with symptomatic cardiac involvement in up to 7% of patients. The clinical features of sarcoid heart disease include congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, and sudden death. We evaluated the value of contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography in(More)
A 63-year-old man presented with recent-onset symptoms secondary to third-degree atrio-ventricular block, for which a dual-chamber pacemaker was inserted. Additional investigations resulted in the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. FDG-PET and MIBI-technetium SPECT were used as follow-up tools for monitoring active granulomatous myocardial infiltration.
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