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Cardiac sarcoidosis with presentation of large left atrial mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15316439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of discussing this rare clinical presentation is to provide an opportunity to review difficulties encountered in diagnosing myocardial sarcoidosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advances in diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis are discussed in this article. SUMMARY: A 45-year old man was brought to the emergency department after he fainted in a marketplace. An electrocardiogram showed a complete heart block; an echocardiogram revealed a large atrial mass consistent with the appearance of a myxoma. A biopsy of the cardiac mass showed noncaseating granuloma.
Bob Abrishami; Casey O'Connel; Om Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pulmonary medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1070-5287     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-18     Completed Date:  2005-01-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503765     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Granuloma / etiology*
Heart Atria / pathology
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery

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