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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

Abstract

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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