IgG4-related cardiovascular disease. The emerging role of cardiovascular imaging.

  title={IgG4-related cardiovascular disease. The emerging role of cardiovascular imaging.},
  author={Sophie I Mavrogeni and George Markousis-Mavrogenis and Genovefa D. Kolovou},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
Immunoglobulin 4-related disease (IgG4-related disease) is a systemic inflammatory disease that presents with increases of serum IgG4. It may affect various systems, including the cardiovascular (CV) system. Assessment of serum IgG4 levels and involved organ biopsy are necessary for diagnosis. IgG4-related disease is characterized by fibrosclerosis, lymphocytic infiltration and presence of IgG4-positive plasma cells. The disease usually responds to treatment with corticosteroids and/or… CONTINUE READING
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