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Cardiac sarcoidosis: two cases with ventricular tachycardia and review of cardiac involvement in sarcoid.
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PMID:  15226999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Patients with significant cardiac sarcoidosis are at increased risk of sudden death from ventricular dysrhythmias or conduction disturbances. We report two patients whose initial manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis was nonsustained ventricular tachycardia unresponsive to standard antiarrhythmic measures. Endomyocardial biopsy aided the diagnosis in each patient. This technique is helpful in establishing the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis, which causes life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias.
Authors:
C E Wilkins; T Barron; M G Lowrimore; G A Massumkhani; T Klima; A C Younis; B Treistman; R J Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-83     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Clayton Foundation for Research Cardiovascular Laboratories, and the Division of Cardiology of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas 77225, USA.
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