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Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations
  1. Mohammad Al-Ani1,
  2. Mohamad Badie Taha2,
  3. Brian D Stewart3,
  4. Gabrielle S Graves4,
  5. Mustafa M Ahmed1,
  6. Alex M Parker1,
  7. Juan M Aranda Jr1 and
  8. Juan Vilaro1
  1. 1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  2. 2Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  4. 4Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohammad Al-Ani; Mohammad.AlAni{at}medicine.ufl.edu

Abstract

A middle-aged woman who received heart transplantation for end-stage sarcoid cardiomyopathy developed recurrent cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart. She presented 5 years post-transplantation with heart block and systolic dysfunction, without extracardiac involvement. Her disease was unresponsive to corticosteroids. Routine functional imaging may help identify such recurrences.

  • pacing and electrophysiology
  • transplantation
  • radiology (diagnostics)
  • heart failure

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  • Contributors MA-A, MBT and JV: Contributed to the article planning and conception. MA-A, MBT, BDS, GSG, MMA, AMP, JMA and JV: Contributed to the acquisition of data. MA-A, MBT, BDS, GSG and JV: Contributed to the analysis and interpretation of data. MA-A, MBT and JV: Contributed to drafting the article. BDS, GSG, MMA, AMP, JMA and JV: Contributed to revising the article critically for important intellectual content. All authors approved the version submitted and agree to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer-reviewed.

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