Cardiac sarcoid or arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: a role for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)?

Wai Kah Choo, Alan R Denison, David R Miller, Owen J Dempsey, Dana K Dawson, Paul A Broadhurst

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Abstract

We present a case of cardiac sarcoidosis of insidious onset mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Our patient initially presented with systemic sarcoidosis but later developed palpitations. The similarity in clinical presentation and cardiac magnetic resonance findings in both conditions posed a challenge in differentiating between the two in the absence of histological diagnosis. We highlighted the role of positron emission tomography in aiding a diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-480
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date15 Feb 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • positron emission tomography
  • cardiac sarcoidosis
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular
  • cardiomyopathy

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