Diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis aided by MRI

Mukul Chandra, Mark E. Silverman, John Oshinski, Roderic Pettigrew

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Abstract

We describe herein a case of dilated cardiomyopathy. The diagnosis of myocardial sarcoid was suggested by abnormal findings on an MRI of the chest. This was subsequently confirmed by a histology of a subcutaneous nodule. MRI is well suited in imaging myocardial scarring associated with sarcoidosis. Its use should be considered where sarcoidosis is suspected. Early detection and intervention with steroids may improve function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-565
Number of pages4
JournalCHEST
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • myocardial sarcoid
  • sarcoidosis
  • steroid therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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