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Cardiac sarcoidosis masquerading as right ventricular dysplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12914628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with cardiac sarcoidosis may present with clinical and morphological features similar to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) or cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Three cases of cardiac sarcoidosis are presented that clinically mimicked ARVD or ARVC until a pathology diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made at biopsy or autopsy. A diagnostic distinction, while often difficult to make, is important since treatment with corticosteroids may benefit those with sarcoidosis but is not expected to be useful in cases with ARVD or ARVC.
Peter Ott; Frank I Marcus; Richard E Sobonya; Fred Morady; Bradley P Knight; Charles E Fuenzalida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-13     Completed Date:  2003-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1498-503     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia / diagnosis*,  pathology
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*,  pathology

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