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Sarcoidosis with heart involvement: a rare association of terrible prognosis, a report of two cases


Asma Kefi
Nadia Ben Abdelhafidh
Sameh Sayhi
Rim Abid
Faida Ajili
Janet Laabidi
Salah Othmani

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology which is characterized by the formation of  non-caseating granulomas in involved tissues. Cardiac involvement is one of the least common manifestations and it can occur at any point of time during the course of sarcoidosis. Here we present the case of 2 patients with known sarcoidosis who develop cardiac abnormalities in the absence of known primary cardiac cause. In our report, we would like to draw attention to the importance of considering heart involvement in any case with systemic sarcoidosis especially in young age.

Key words: Cardiac sarcoidosis, Sarcoidosis, Ventricular arrhythmias