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 Discussion of Cardiac sarcoidosis
- Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomatous.
- Sarcoidosis has cardiac involvement in up to 27% of patients (at autopsy).
- Clinical evidence of myocardial involvement is apparent during life in only 5% of sarcoidosis patients.
- Sudden death is the most common cardiac manifestation of patients with severe cardiac sarcoid involvement.
 Imaging Findings for Cardiac sarcoidosis
- Common MRI findings in patients with cardiac sarcoid include:
- Delayed enhancement, which may be either mid wall or transmural
- Nodular mid wall hyperintense foci on black blood T2-weighted imaging
- Areas of focal myocardial thickening.
- Disease may involve either the left or the right ventricle but more commonly involves the left ventricle.
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 References for Cardiac sarcoidosis
- Hansen, Mark W., Merchant, Naeem. MRI of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Part 2, Differential Diagnosis, Risk Stratification, and Posttreatment MRI Appearances. Am. J. Roentgenol. 2007 189: 1344-1352.