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Transesophageal echocardiographic abnormalities in a case of cardiac sarcoidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11337687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that may involve multiple organ systems, including the heart. Manifestations include atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, congestive cardiac failure, pericarditis, and sudden death. Whereas cardiac involvement is a relatively common finding at autopsy, antemortem diagnosis is often missed because the clinical manifestations are nonspecific, and the sensitivity and specificity of investigations are low. We report a case of a 62-year-old woman who had clinically significant cardiac sarcoidosis associated with echocardiographic abnormalities that had not been reported previously in association with this condition.
L A Hourigan; D J Burstow; P Pohlner; B E Clarke; J E Donnelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-04     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis / pathology,  ultrasonography*

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