Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Review of Contemporary Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

  title={Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Review of Contemporary Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment},
  author={Y. Yatsynovich and N. Dittoe and M. Petrov and N. Maroz},
  journal={The American Journal of the Medical Sciences},
ABSTRACT Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas and is often a diagnosis of exclusion. The actual prevalence of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is unknown, as studies have demonstrated mixed data. CS may be asymptomatic and is likely more frequently encountered than previously thought. Sudden death may often be the presenting feature of CS. Most deaths attributed to CS are caused by arrhythmias or conduction system disease, and congestive heart failure may occur… Expand
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