Recurrent cardiac sarcoidosis after heart transplantation
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Apical four-chamber echocardiogram view showing recovery of cardiac function occurring after treatment with intravenous high dose steroids (methylprednisolone 500 mg for 3 days) at the time of cardiac sarcoidosis recurrence (1-week follow-up). (MOV 1078 kb)
On the left, positron emission tomography performed after steroid withdrawal during graft dysfunction highlighting intense hilar and mediastinal lymphnodes fludeoxyglucose uptake, suggestive of increased sarcoidosis activity. On the right, repeated positron emission tomography on corticosteroid therapy showing resolution of fludeoxyglucose uptake in hilar and mediastinal lymphnodes (10-month follow-up). (MOV 1083 kb)
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