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FDG-PET and MIBI-Tc SPECT as follow-up tools in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis requiring a pacemaker.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19104727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 63-year-old man presented with recent-onset symptoms secondary to third-degree atrio-ventricular block, for which a dual-chamber pacemaker was inserted. Additional investigations resulted in the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. FDG-PET and MIBI-technetium SPECT were used as follow-up tools for monitoring active granulomatous myocardial infiltration.
J P Smedema; L White; A J Klopper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lazaron Heart Clinic, Netcare N1 City Hospital, Goodwood.
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MeSH Terms
Atrioventricular Block / etiology,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy*
Cardiomyopathies / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  therapy
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use*
Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
Methotrexate / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Positron-Emission Tomography*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use*
Sarcoidosis / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  therapy
Steroids / therapeutic use
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi / diagnostic use*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/Steroids; 109581-73-9/Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi; 59-05-2/Methotrexate; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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