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January 1983

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Case With Unusual Manifestation

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Cardiology, the Department of Medicine, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(1):142-144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350010152028

• A 26-year-old woman was hospitalized with new-onset congestive heart failure. M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography revealed abnormal motion involving the apex and posterolateral wall of the left ventricle. Cardiac catheterization was performed. The left ventriculogram demonstrated apical akinesis and an apical filling defect. The diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis was made from an open myocardial biopsy.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:142-144)