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Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations


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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