Case Report

Left ventricular myocardial focal involvement and sudden death risk in cardiac sarcoidosis

N.D. Oryshchyn1,2, Yu.A. Ivaniv1, N.V. Lozynska1, O.Ya. Sorok 2, S.S. Pavlyk2, Yu.O. Palamarchuk1, M.S. Sorokivskyj1,2

1 Danylo Galyckyi Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

2 Lviv Regional Cardiology Center, Ukraine    

Cardiac sarcoidosis is a rare disease with high risk of the sudden cardiac death. In this article we described the clinical course of cardiac sarcoidosis in a young female patient. Focal cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis must be differentiated from myocardial infarction and non-coronary myocardial pathology. Diagnostic approaches, assessment of sudden cardiac death risk and treatment options in cardiac sarcoidosis are discussed.

Key words: cardiac sarcoidosis, late enhancement, myocardial scar, ventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death.

 

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