Revista argentina de cardiología
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BELZITI, César A et al. Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Recurrence in a Heart Transplant Recipient. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.78, n.4, pp. 358-360. ISSN 1850-3748.
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Isolated cardiac involvement is rare and the prognosis correlates with the extension of heart compromise. Immunosupressive treatment and heart transplantation have demonstrated to improve survival; however, the presence of recurrences in heart transplant recipients has been reported. We describe a recurrence of cardiac sarcoidosis in a patient with advanced dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent heart transplantation. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made by histopathological study of the explanted heart. The patient had a favorable clinical course despite the recurrence of sarcoidosis in the transplanted heart.
Palabras llave : Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Sarcoidosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Heart Transplantation.