Comparison of necropsy findings in patients with sarcoidosis dying suddenly from cardiac sarcoidosis versus dying suddenly from other causes.

@article{Tavora2009ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of necropsy findings in patients with sarcoidosis dying suddenly from cardiac sarcoidosis versus dying suddenly from other causes.},
  author={F{\'a}bio F Tavora and Nathaniel Cresswell and Ling Li and Mary G. Ripple and Carol J Solomon and Allen P. Burke},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={571-7}
}
The clinical diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis can be difficult and is largely dependent on newer imaging modalities. A retrospective search of sudden cardiac deaths was performed from a reference laboratory and statewide medical examiner system for a 12-year period. Planimetry was performed on gross photographs of transverse short-axis sections, and the phase of the lesion and the portion of myocardium extent was estimated histologically. Lesions were classified histologically as early… CONTINUE READING