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Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.

PMID: 33875513 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902 (read at publisher's website )

Mohammad Al-Ani, Mohamad Badie Taha, Brian D Stewart, Gabrielle S Graves, Mustafa M Ahmed, Alex M Parker, Juan M Aranda, Juan Vilaro,

A middle-aged woman who received heart transplantation for end-stage sarcoid cardiomyopathy developed recurrent cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart. She presented 5 years post-transplantation with heart block and systolic dysfunction, without extracardiac involvement. Her disease was unresponsive to corticosteroids. Routine functional imaging may help identify such recurrences.

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2021, 14(4):e241902]

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