Importance of endomyocardial biopsy in distinguishing between cardiac sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis

Need to distinguish between sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis

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Correspondence to Tomas Palecek M.D., Ph.D..

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P. Kuchynka, T. Palecek, L. Lambert, A. Fikrle, I. Vitkova, M. Masek, S. Magage, and A. Linhart declare that they have no competing interests.

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Video 1: transthoracic echocardiography, apical four-chamber view. The recording shows a non-dilated left ventricle with preserved ejection fraction despite dyskinesis of mildly thickened basal part of interventricular septum. RA right atrium, LA left atrium, RV right ventricle, LV left ventricle

Video 2: transthoracic echocardiography, apical four-chamber view. The recording shows a non-dilated left ventricle with mildly reduced global systolic function with ejection fraction of 45% with thinning and dyskinesis of basal segments of the interventricular septum. Additionally, note the lead of implantable cardioverter defibrillator in the right ventricle. RA right atrium, LA left atrium, RV right ventricle, LV left ventricle

Video 1: transthoracic echocardiography, apical four-chamber view. The recording shows a non-dilated left ventricle with preserved ejection fraction despite dyskinesis of mildly thickened basal part of interventricular septum. RA right atrium, LA left atrium, RV right ventricle, LV left ventricle

Video 2: transthoracic echocardiography, apical four-chamber view. The recording shows a non-dilated left ventricle with mildly reduced global systolic function with ejection fraction of 45% with thinning and dyskinesis of basal segments of the interventricular septum. Additionally, note the lead of implantable cardioverter defibrillator in the right ventricle. RA right atrium, LA left atrium, RV right ventricle, LV left ventricle

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Kuchynka, P., Palecek, T., Lambert, L. et al. Importance of endomyocardial biopsy in distinguishing between cardiac sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis. Wien Klin Wochenschr 131, 186–187 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-018-1413-1

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Keywords

  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis (CS)
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis (GCM)
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Positron Emission Tomography-computed Tomography
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