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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 702984, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/702984
Case Report

CMR Features in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

1School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
2Department of Cardiology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK
3Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK
4Scottish Advanced Heart Failure Service, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4HX, UK

Received 14 May 2011; Accepted 1 June 2011

Academic Editors: Alberto Franzin, Akira Matsuno, and Piet K. Vanhoenacker

Copyright © 2011 Sparsh Prasher et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by the formation of noncaseating epithelioid cell granuloma involving various organ systems. Cardiac involvement has an important prognostic factor as it can present with life-threatening arrythmias and sudden death. Here, we present a case of cardiac sarcoidosis in a 46-year-old gentleman who presented with nonspecific signs and symptoms. We also discuss diagnostic difficulties especially when cardiac involvement is the only clinical sign. In this case, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) played an important role in the diagnosis and followup of our patient.