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Cardiac sarcoidosis: two cases with autopsy findings.
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PMID:  16196153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a disease of young adults. In most cases it presents with sudden death, arrhythmias, conduction disorders, heart failure or cardiomyopathy. The authors describe two cases of myocardial involvement by sarcoidosis that lead to death of the patients. Case one was a 26-year-old Indian man who was previously well and presented with sudden death. Autopsy showed nodules of sarcoid granuloma involving the heart, lungs and lymph nodes. Case two was a 47-year-old Indian lady who complained of reduced effort tolerance. Echocardiography showed that she had restrictive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with heart failure. Seven months after initial presentation, she developed worsening of heart failure and died. Autopsy revealed involvement of the heart, lungs and liver by sarcoidosis.
W M Wan Muhaizan; M Swaminathan; M S Daud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Malaysian journal of pathology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0126-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Malays J Pathol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-29     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101177     Medline TA:  Malays J Pathol     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / pathology
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*,  pathology
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Fatal Outcome
Granuloma / pathology
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / pathology
India / ethnology
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*,  ethnology,  pathology,  radiography

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