Sudden cardiac death and sarcoidosis of the heart in a young patient.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3D402EF432C8
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Sudden cardiac death and sarcoidosis of the heart in a young patient.
Périodique
Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Auteur(s)
Jotterand M., Grabherr S., Lobrinus J.A., Michaud K.
ISSN
1879-1336 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1054-8807
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Pages
18-20
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
PDF: Clinical case report
Résumé
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology affecting any organ, microscopically characterized by noncaseating granulomata. Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis has been reported. It might be symptomatic or not and even revealed by sudden death. Heart conduction system is rarely investigated at autopsy, even in cases of sudden cardiac death. We present a case of a 32-year-old woman who died suddenly. The examination of the heart conduction system revealed a cardiac sarcoidosis that could explain the sudden death. The review of clinical data of the patient revealed some symptoms consistent/in agreement with this hypothesis. Cardiac sarcoidosis remains a diagnostic challenge and can be easily missed, clinically and pathologically. The retrospective analysis of clinical data and autopsy results of fatal and unusual cases might help to better understand sarcoidosis and its clinical presentations. Examination of the cardiac conduction system is crucial in selected cases of sudden cardiac death.

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13/03/2017 18:42
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29/05/2018 11:43
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