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Syncope in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis

July 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.027 Online First

Syncope in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis

Khwaja Nizamuddin, Farhan Shahid, Richard P W Cowell

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Introduction Cardiac sarcoidosis can present in a broad spectrum of entities ranging from a benign condition, which is diagnosed incidentally, to a potentially serious disease leading to sudden cardiac death, which only becomes apparent at autopsy, as is the case in 5% of the affected population.1 Due to its subtle, but also sometimes fatal presentation, cardiac sarcoid is hugely underdiagnosed, and awareness of such cases should be brought to light whenever possible. This case report highlights the importance of being aware of the potential presentations of cardiac involvement in patients with sarcoidosis and the general investigations and m

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March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:94–6

Brady/tachyarrhythmia preceding the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoid

Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage, Sheel Patel, Jonathan Lyne, Tom Wong

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Case report A 51-year-old Asian woman presented with intermittent presyncope and profound breathlessness. She had no significant past medical history of note and was not receiving any regular medication. A resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed a second-degree atrioventricular block. She subsequently underwent insertion of a dual-chamber permanent pacemaker. Further investigations at that time revealed unobstructed coronary arteries on angiography and normal ventricular function on transthoracic echocardiography. Figure 1. 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrates ventricular tachycardia of varying morphology Her symptoms initial

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