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Inactive cardiac sarcoidosis with characteristic findings on cardiac MRI
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  1. Yusuke S Hori,
  2. Satoshi Kodera,
  3. Hiroto Oshima,
  4. Junji Kanda
  1. Asahi General Hospital, Asahi, Chiba, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yusuke S Hori, ys-hori{at}umin.ac.jp

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Sarcoidosis has an active inflammatory phase and an inactive fibrotic phase. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and gallium (67Ga) scintigraphy are known to be useful for detecting its active phase1 but not its inactive phase. Delayed enhancement with gadolinium during cardiac MRI is a useful modality for detecting cardiac sarcoidosis2 and can reveal inactive fibrotic lesions.3 In this case, a 66-year-old woman had gradually decreased her ejection fraction (<50%) with regional dyskinesia on …

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