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Title
Cardiac sarcoidosis: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge
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Abstract
Objective: Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis can present in various ways, with atrioventricular (AV) block and ventricular arrhythmias being the most common signs. Because of initial non-specific findings, diagnosis can be a challenge. Very few data can support treatment decisions as cardiac manifestations of this systemic disorder are rare.Methods and results: We reviewed current guidelines, cohort studies, and expert opinions concerning diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis.Conclusions: Longitudinal follow-up studies are necessary to improve the diagnostic process and risk stratification of cardiac sarcoidosis. The optimal dose of steroids, indications for internal cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and technique and optimal timing of ablation are still under debate.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Abingdon : Taylor & francis ltd , 2018
ISSN
0001-5385
Volume/pages
73 :1 (2018) , p. 1-6
ISI
000428238200001
Pubmed ID
28675086
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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