Sarcoid heart disease: clinical course and treatment.


:Sarcoidosis is a rare granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ. Cardiac involvement, although uncommon, has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and is potentially fatal. Although there is no agreement upon a strategy for the diagnosis (which is difficult to make based on clinical information alone), the introduction of newer technology is promising and may be useful both for the early diagnosis of cardiac involvement and for the evaluation of response to therapy. Early treatment is crucial in improving symptoms and prognosis. ICD implantation and cardiac transplantation may offer improvements in management, as steroid therapy and pacemaker implantation has led to improved outcomes over the past three decades.


Int J Cardiol


Bargout R,Kelly RF




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2004-11-01 00:00:00














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    abstract::Simultaneous ST segment elevation and depression recorded during an exercise treadmill test and its correlation with coronary angiogram is a new finding that does not find a place in medical literature. We conclude that in the presence of simultaneous ST segment elevation and ST segment depression during exercise trea...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Prabhakar D,Vaidiyanathan D

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • Changes in heart rate variability during concentration meditation.

    abstract::This study aims at investigating changes in heart rate variability (HRV) measured during meditation. The statistical and spectral measures of HRV from the RR intervals were analyzed. Results indicate that meditation may have different effects on health depending on frequency of the resonant peak that each meditator ca...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Phongsuphap S,Pongsupap Y,Chandanamattha P,Lursinsap C

    更新日期:2008-11-28 00:00:00

  • Non-bleeding side effects of clopidogrel: have large multi-center clinical trials underestimated their incidence?

    abstract::Large multi-center clinical trials have indicated significant clinical benefits for patients with atherosclerotic vascular diseases receiving clopidogrel therapy. Clopidogrel efficacy has been proven in cardiac and extracardiac vascular diseases. Thus, the popularity of using clopidogrel is likely to increase in the n...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Almsherqi ZA,McLachlan CS,Sharef SM

    更新日期:2007-05-02 00:00:00

  • Communicating bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula with aneurysms.

    abstract::Bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula is very rare. We describe a 70-year-old female patient with communicating bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula identified on coronary angiography and coronary computed tomography angiography. ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jung HS,Lee TK,Bae W,Yun CS,Park CH,Jang JB

    更新日期:2011-06-02 00:00:00

  • Prognostic role of inducible ventricular tachycardia in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and asymptomatic nonsustained ventricular tachycardia.

    abstract::We studied the prognostic relevance of inducible ventricular tachycardia in 32 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and spontaneous nonsustained asymptomatic ventricular tachycardia. Programmed ventricular stimulation included basic drive cycle lengths of 600, 500, 430, 370, 330 and 300 msec at single, double, and tri...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gössinger HD,Jung M,Wagner L,Stain C,Siostrzonek P,Schwarzinger I,Mösslacher H

    更新日期:1990-11-01 00:00:00

  • Association between VO₂ peak estimated by a 1-km treadmill walk and mortality. A 10-year follow-up study in patients with cardiovascular disease.

    abstract:PURPOSE:The aim of this study is to assess the association between peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak), determined using a perceptually regulated 1-km walking test (1k-TWT), and all-cause mortality in cardiac patients. METHODS:1255 male patients, aged 25-85 years, completed a moderate 1k-TWT to estimate VO2 peak. Subjects w...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Grazzi G,Myers J,Bernardi E,Terranova F,Grossi G,Codecà L,Volpato S,Conconi F,Mazzoni G,Chiaranda G

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Coronary CT angiography outperforms calcium imaging in the triage of acute coronary syndrome.

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-08-20 00:00:00

  • The Venture-balloon crush technique to treat a severely angulated bifurcation lesion via the radial approach--lessons learned.

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


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    更新日期:2007-08-09 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Mulè G,Cottone S,Cusimano P,Palermo A,Geraci C,Nardi E,Castiglia A,Costanzo M,Cerasola G

    更新日期:2010-11-19 00:00:00

  • Cardiac side-effects of cancer chemotherapy.

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Monsuez JJ,Charniot JC,Vignat N,Artigou JY

    更新日期:2010-09-24 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Ruparelia N,Newton J,Ormerod OJ,Bhindi R

    更新日期:2011-06-16 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-07-15 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Dellborg M,Herlitz J,Risenfors M,Swedberg K

    更新日期:1993-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: D'Angeli I,Sürder D,Pedrazzini GB,Moccetti T

    更新日期:2010-04-30 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sim DS,Jeong MH,Park DS,Kim JH,Lim KS,Bae IH,Zhehao P,Yang HY,Lee JH,Hyun DY,Hong YJ,Kim JH,Ahn Y,Kang JC

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Gustafsson BI,Hauso O,Drozdov I,Kidd M,Modlin IM

    更新日期:2008-10-13 00:00:00

  • Nitric oxide overproduction derived from inducible nitric oxide synthase increases cardiomyocyte apoptosis in human atrial fibrillation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Inflammation and oxidant stress have been suggested to be involved in the structural remodeling in atrial fibrillation (AF), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is associated with inflammation and oxidant stress. To study whether iNOS could contribute to atrial remodeling in AF, we investigated the re...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Han W,Fu S,Wei N,Xie B,Li W,Yang S,Li Y,Liang Z,Huo H

    更新日期:2008-11-12 00:00:00

  • Diagnostic performance of stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance for the detection of coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of qualitative stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to diagnose ischemia-causing lesions according to different definitions of significant coronary artery disease (CAD), and magnetic field strength. METHODS:We searched PubMed, Web of S...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Kiaos A,Tziatzios I,Hadjimiltiades S,Karvounis C,Karamitsos TD

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:BACKGROUND:Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with velocity encoding along all three directions of flow, known as 4DFlow CMR, provides both anatomical and functional information. Few data are available on the usefulness of 4DFlow CMR in everyday practice. Here, our objective was to investigate the usefulness of 4...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Isorni MA,Moisson L,Moussa NB,Monnot S,Raimondi F,Roussin R,Boet A,van Aerschot I,Fournier E,Cohen S,Kara M,Hascoet S

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Relationship of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and National Cholesterol Education Panel guidelines in asymptomatic Brazilian men.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide including Brazil. Improved precision in detecting early coronary disease may aid in more targeted preventive therapy. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) provides guidelines for determining the aggressiveness of ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nasir K,Santos RD,Roguin A,Carvalho JA,Meneghello R,Blumenthal RS

    更新日期:2006-03-22 00:00:00

  • Chronic heart failure guidelines: do they adequately address patient need at the end-of-life?

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:A number of international guidelines have been developed to support primary care clinicians improve the quality of care for patients with chronic heart failure at the end of life. The objective of this study was to undertake a systematic evaluation of such guidelines in relation to end-of-life care. METHO...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Irving G,Holden J,Edwards J,Reeve J,Dowrick C,Lloyd-Williams M

    更新日期:2013-10-03 00:00:00

  • Estimation of global and regional cardiac function using 64-slice computed tomography: a comparison study with echocardiography, gated-SPECT and cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Sixty-four-slice multidetector spiral computed tomography (CT) has improved temporal resolution and reduced acquisition time. We aimed to evaluate the functional analysis using 64-slice CT comparing with echocardiography, electrocardiographically gated single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) and cardiovasc...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wu YW,Tadamura E,Yamamuro M,Kanao S,Okayama S,Ozasa N,Toma M,Kimura T,Komeda M,Togashi K

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • Respiratory muscle dysfunction in congestive heart failure--the role of pulmonary hypertension.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Inspiratory muscle weakness has been described in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), and only recently in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the relationship between pulmonary hemodynamics and respiratory muscle function has not been investigated in patients with CH...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Filusch A,Ewert R,Altesellmeier M,Zugck C,Hetzer R,Borst MM,Katus HA,Meyer FJ

    更新日期:2011-07-15 00:00:00

  • Predictors of long-term use of evidence-based therapies after non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. The S-Témoin survey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:We evaluated correlates of prolonged use of evidence-based therapies in patients discharged after non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS). METHODS:598 cardiologists enrolled 2443 patients at outpatient clinics 2-12 months after discharge for NSTE ACS. The use of cardiac medications for s...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Danchin N,Diévart F,Thébaut JF,Grenier O,Mihci E,Herrmann MA,Ferrières J

    更新日期:2009-03-20 00:00:00

  • On-line intracardiac echocardiography alone for Amplatzer Septal Occluder selection and device deployment in adult patients with atrial septal defect.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:During the last few years, several different devices have been proposed for atrial septal defect (ASD) percutaneous closure. For the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) device, accurate balloon sizing is considered of paramount importance because the prosthesis waist has to be exactly adjusted to the defect diam...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zanchetta M

    更新日期:2004-05-01 00:00:00

  • Junctional tachycardia with atrioventricular dissociation induced by hyperventilation.

    abstract::We describe a case in which hyperventilation induced a junctional tachycardia with atrioventricular dissociation. The arrhythmia is interpreted as being due to changes in autonomic nervous tone provoked by the hyperventilation. ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Luzza F,Oreto G,Patanè S

    更新日期:1986-01-01 00:00:00

  • Competing risks and lifetime coronary heart disease incidence during 50years of follow-up.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To study coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence versus other cause of death using the cumulative incidence function and the competing risks procedures to disentangle the differential role of risk factors for different end-points. MATERIAL AND METHODS:We compared standard Cox and Fine-Gray models among 1677 ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Puddu PE,Piras P,Menotti A

    更新日期:2016-09-15 00:00:00

  • Sudden cardiac death after PCI and CABG in the bare-metal stent era: Incidence, prevalence, and predictors.

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Nishiyama K,Shizuta S,Doi T,Morimoto T,Kimura T

    更新日期:2010-10-08 00:00:00

  • Adult congenital heart disease: A paradigm of epidemiological change.

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    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ntiloudi D,Giannakoulas G,Parcharidou D,Panagiotidis T,Gatzoulis MA,Karvounis H

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00