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Diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of simultaneous hybrid 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging in cardiac sarcoidosis.

Cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in patients with sarcoidosis, yet cardiac involvement often remains undetected. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) have been used to diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) yet never simultaneously in a cohort. This study sought to assess the diagnostic and prognostic utility of simultaneous hybrid cardiac PET/MR.


How common is isolated cardiac sarcoidosis? Extra-cardiac and cardiac findings on clinical examination and whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease which can involve nearly any organ. Clinically manifest cardiac involvement occurs in perhaps 5% of patients with sarcoidosis. The reported prevalence of isolated cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) varies widely with reported rates of 27-54%. The explanation for this variability is likely multi-factorial but perhaps mostly related to the diagnostic method(s) for assessing extra-cardiac involvement. The primary aim of this study was to assess the rate of isolated CS in a ...

Semi-quantitative metabolic values on FDG PET/CT including extracardiac sites of disease as a predictor of treatment course in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.

Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; however, adverse effects are a major concern with long-term use. It would be beneficial for providers to predict treatment response and prognosis for proper management strategy of sarcoidosis, though it remains challenging. Fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography(PET)/comput...


Current management of sarcoidosis I: pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic manifestations.

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation of multiple organ systems. Pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic involvements have the worst prognosis. Current recommendations for the therapeutic management and follow-up of sarcoidosis involving these critical organs will be reviewed.

Immunohistochemical identification of Propionibacterium acnes in granuloma and inflammatory cells of myocardial tissues obtained from cardiac sarcoidosis patients.

Although rare, cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is potentially fatal. Early diagnosis and intervention are essential, but histopathologic diagnosis is limited. We aimed to detect Propionibacterium acnes, a commonly implicated etiologic agent of sarcoidosis, in myocardial tissues obtained from CS patients.

Usefulness of Total 12-Lead QRS Voltage as a Clue to Diagnosis of Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis Severe Enough to Warrant Orthotopic Heart Transplant.

Severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnosis without biopsy.

Type and frequency of cardiac symptoms in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.

The aim of the study was to assess the type and frequency of prevalence of cardiac symptoms in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Myocardial contractile patterns predict future cardiac events in sarcoidosis.

The poor prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) underscores the need for risk stratification. We evaluated 84 consecutive sarcoidosis patients who were referred for echocardiographic studies for cardiac symptoms or abnormal electrocardiograms. In 54 patients without previous diagnosis of CS or other known structural heart disease, 13 reached endpoints during (median) 24 months follow up. Significantly impaired peak systolic longitudinal strain in their original echocardiograms were identified in 13 of 17 lef...

Hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking cholangiocellular carcinoma: A case report and literature review.

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in affected organs. Almost 70% of patients with a sarcoidosis reaction have hepatic involvement. However, evidence-based clinical management or treatment strategies for hepatic sarcoidosis are poorly defined. Here, we present a case of a resected hepatic sarcoidosis patient. Additionally, we review the relevant hepatic sarcoidosis literature and discuss the clinical management of hepatic sarcoidosis.

Treatment of intramural ventricular tachycardia in cardiac sarcoidosis with transcoronary ethanol ablation.

Cutaneous sarcoidosis.

Cutaneous sarcoidosis occurs in up to 30% of patients with sarcoidosis and skin findings are often the initial presenting symptom. Cutaneous sarcoidosis is a rare skin disease and many aspects of the disease presentation and treatment are not well understood. This review will highlight developments in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous sarcoidosis over the past several years.

High Risk Sarcoidosis: Current Concepts and Research Imperatives.

Sarcoidosis is a disease with heterogeneous manifestations and outcomes, varying in part based on organ involvement. Specifically, sarcoidosis patients at risk for poor outcomes include individuals with treatment-resistant pulmonary sarcoidosis, including fibrotic pulmonary disease and pulmonary hypertension, as well as those with cardiac, neurologic and multi-organ disease. The limited but available data relating to these high-risk sarcoidosis patients, defined as those patients with presentations requirin...

Cardiac sarcoidosis presenting as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia with ventricular aneurysms: a case report.

A 70-year old Caucasian man with recurrent ventricular tachycardia and progressive biventricular failure attributed to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia was evaluated for heart transplantation. Cardiac ventriculography revealed an abnormal left ventricle with five saccular aneurysms. Heart transplantation was performed. Pathology of the explanted heart showed multifocal sarcoid granulomas. Replacement fibrosis was widespread in both ventricles and associated with saccular aneurysms. ...

Sarcoidosis vs tuberculosis: Diagnostic mystery still unresolved.

Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis are chronic, multisystemic, granulomatous disease of alike clinical, radiological and histopathological manifestations. Idiopathic nature of the disease and a strong clinical similarity with tuberculosis make the effectiveness of various clinical examinations for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis difficult in a tuberculosis endemic area. Presently confirmation of a diagnosis of sarcoidosis in most cases requires a biopsy which is often not confirmatory. A variety of novel medical app...

Orthopaedic Considerations in the Management of Skeletal Sarcoidosis.

Advanced imaging has demonstrated that musculoskeletal manifestations of systemic sarcoidosis are more common than previously thought. A definitive strategy for the management of osseous sarcoidosis has not been defined. Some lesions resolve spontaneously, and no systemic medication for sarcoidosis consistently resolves lesions. The orthopaedic surgeon treating patients with musculoskeletal sarcoidosis must make an appropriate diagnosis of bony lesions, seek multidisciplinary input from specialists in pulmo...

The Introduction and Clinical Use of Cardiac-Specific Troponin Assays.

The earliest biomarkers introduced to diagnose myocardial infarction (MI) such as aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) lacked cardiac specificity and were replaced by creatine kinase (CK), the CK-MB isoenzyme, and ultimately the cardiac-specific troponins (cTnT and cTnI). This has opened up the possibilities of ruling out MI more rapidly and also identifying patients with a chronic elevation of cTn and a poor prognosis in a range of cardiac conditions.

Isolated cardiac sarcoidosis - A rare disease entity?

Ulcerative sarcoidosis: a prototypical presentation and review.

Although rare, ulcerative sarcoidosis is an acknowledged morphologic variant of cutaneous sarcoidosis encountered in both the United States and worldwide, particularly in patients with skin of color. Herein, we present a patient with prototypical ulcerative sarcoidosis to highlight this unusual presentation of a relatively rare cutaneous condition. We also review 34 additional cases drawn from the English-language literature to define historical presentation, associated findings, treatments, and outcomes.

Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the guide of cardiac mass biopsy: future prospectives.

: Cardiac tumors are rare. Cardiovascular imaging is more important in the differential diagnosis of cardiac masses but no current noninvasive diagnostic tool has the ability to absolutely diagnose cardiac tumors. In effect cardiac biopsy remains the gold standard in the differential diagnosis. In our case we show the advantages of three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography as a guide for cardiac biopsy. We believe that 3D TEE is ready to be used in the guide of cardiac mass biopsy. Once interv...

Considerations regarding sarcoidosis in the bariatric surgical patient.

The sarcoidosis patient who seeks surgical management for obesity presents many challenges. The interaction between sarcoidosis and obesity complicates both disorders and creates special issues to consider when contemplating surgery. This manuscript will review the approach to pre- and postoperative management of the sarcoidosis patient undergoing bariatric surgery.

Cardiac Involvement in Sarcoidosis: Evolving Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment.

Clinical Features of Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis without Lung Involvement.

Compared to pulmonary sarcoidosis, sarcoidosis without lung involvement may involve other immunopathologic mechanisms and be associated with other demographic and clinical features.

Noncoding RNAs, New Players in Pulmonary Medicine and Sarcoidosis.

Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are coded by 98% of the human genomic DNA. They are grouped into two major classes according to their length: small ncRNAs and long ncRNAs. They regulate genome organization and stability, and physiological processes that maintain cellular homeostasis. Recently, there has emerged a large interest in ncRNAs because of their significant roles in the development of several inflammatory diseases, including sarcoidosis. Some of them were introduced as novel markers for the disease activit...

Ocular sarcoidosis : Diagnosis and therapy.

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown cause. Ophthalmic involvement occurs in up to 60% of all patients, often as the first manifestation of sarcoidosis. Because of the heterogeneous clinical presentation diagnosis can be difficult; therefore the International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis (IWOS 2009) diagnostic criteria based on clinical presentation, laboratory investigations and imaging techniques enable establishment of the diagnosis. Patients suffering from sarcoidosis should be treated by...

Myocardial Perfusion SPECT and Cardiac MR Correlative Imaging.

An institutional review board-approved retrospective review of 55 patients who received cardiac MRI within 1 year of myocardial SPECT was performed. Forty-nine demonstrated myocardial infarction by MRI. MRI and SPECT agreed in all but 1 case, where SPECT preceded MRI by 97 days. Three cases are presented here: 2 demonstrating congruent MRI and SPECT changes in a vascular distribution status post infarction and a third with a nonvascular pattern of abnormalities related to left ventricular aneurysm in cardia...


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