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Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Through Mismatched Defects Seen on N-13 NH3/F-18 FDG Cardiac PET.
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PMID:  22064101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 52-year-old man with asymptomatic pulmonary sarcoidosis was referred for fatigue and lightheadedness culminating in syncope. He underwent right heart catheterization with endomyocardial biopsy that did not show evidence of sarcoidosis or other infiltrative disease. Subsequent cardiac N-13 NH3 and F-18 FDG PET revealed perfusion-metabolism mismatched defects, defined as areas of increased metabolism and concurrent decreased perfusion, in the anterior and inferior cardiac walls. He was diagnosed with active cardiac sarcoidosis and initiated on high-dose corticosteroids with significant improvement in symptoms.
Authors:
Stuart Chen; Sabahat Bokhari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1156-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.
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