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Sarcoid Heart Disease

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Expiration date: July 9, 2025
Reviewed: July 8, 2022


This is a challenging case of a patient presenting with heart failure and ventricular tachycardia. A careful chart review showed that this patient had a history of breast cancer and lymphadenopathy. A neck node biopsy showed non-caseating granulomas and a diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made. As the patient developed worsening cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia, evaluation by PET and CMR were performed but therapy was only minimally effective. In this interesting case, the evaluation and management of cardiac sarcoidosis are reviewed.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To describe the typical presentations of cardiac sarcoidosis
  • To recognize the principle findings of cardiac sarcoidosis on Positron Emission
  • To discuss the role of PET imaging in following responses to therapy

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Elona Rrapo Kaso, MD

Dr. Elona Rrapo Kaso is a Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Virginia Health System.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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