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Arrhythmias in a Patient With Sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  21668566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Arrhythmias in a Patient With Sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology; up to 27% of cases entail cardiac involvement. Conduction abnormalities and ventricular tachycardia are the most common arrhythmias and can cause sudden death. We describe a patient who developed cardiac sarcoidosis 9 years after undergoing surgery for neurosarcoidosis. He presented with 2:1 second-degree atrioventricular block. Ventricular tachycardia with 3 morphologies was induced by exercise stress test. A DDD pacer/implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was implanted, which prevented exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia in a follow-up stress test. Treatment with steroids was initiated. The AVB disappeared, and no further arrhythmias were documented at the 1-year follow-up. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. pp. 1-4).
Authors:
José L Serra; Jorge A Figueroa; Guillermo E Allende; Eduardo Moreyra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Cardiovascular Unit, Sanatorio Allende, Córdoba, Argentina.
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