This book will provide, for the first time available, a concise but high yield topic review of cardiac sarcoidosis from risk factors to the development of the disease through treatment options. The book will include concepts that are emerging and those that are now known on the topic, and will use real world examples to help illustrate best practices in the management of this disease entity.
|Author||: Perry Elliott,Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine University College London Head of the Ucl Centre for Heart Muscle Disease and Lead of the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit Perry Elliott,Pier D. Lambiase,Dhavendra Kumar,Visiting Professor at the Genomic Policy Unit the University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics Dhavendra Kumar|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Release Date||: 2020-11-11|
|ISBN 10||: 0198829124|
|Pages||: 432 pages|
Fully updated to reflect advances in molecular genetic technologies and national guidelines on inherited cardiac diseases in families, this second edition provides a comprehensive summary of the aetiology, presentation, and management of genetic disorders of the cardiovascular system.
|Release Date||: 2018|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Abstract: A 52‐year‐old male visited our hospital with abnormal electrocardiogram and exertional fatigue. The electrocardiogram showed first‐degree atrioventricular block, complete right bundle branch block, and inverted T waves in Leads II, III, aVF, V3, and V4. Echocardiography showed biventricular wall thickening involving granular sparkling of the interventricular septum. Late gadolinium enhancement on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) was found at the circumferential right ventricular wall and patchy regions of the left ventricle. Although these findings strongly suggested cardiac amyloidosis, he was finally diagnosed with systemic sarcoidosis due to the following. First, endomyocardial biopsy revealed non‐caseating epithelioid granuloma with giant cells. Second, 18 F‐fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed uptake in bilateral hilar lymph nodes, para‐aortic lymph nodes, and the biventricular wall of the heart. Although echocardiography and CMR are very useful tools for diagnosis of cardiomyopathies, their specificity and accuracy need to be considered.
In the past 5 years, there has been a tremendous increase in interest regarding diagnosis and management the cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis. This includes new imaging techniques, new evidence-based guidelines regarding diagnosis and treatment, as well as results of registries providing information regarding the outcome of disease. With this new information, the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis has become better served. Many centres are now developing multi-disciplinary clinics and conferences to evaluate and treat these patients. These clinics highlight the problem that many different specialities are involved in the care of these patients. A book focusing on the different aspects of the disease will give a reference source for these efforts. Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Multi-discipline Approach focuses on an important aspect of sarcoidosis: cardiac involvement. From pathology to diagnosis and screening of the disease through treatment options, the book comprehensively reviews known knowledge and explores emerging topics in the field, accompanied by illustrative cases and evidence-based recommendations in outlining the best disease management practices. The book is written by international experts in the field and serves as an essential reference for both clinicians and researchers on cardiac sarcoidosis. Provides a comprehensive review on known knowledge and explores emerging topics in the field; from pathology to diagnosis and screening of the disease through treatment options Includes illustrative cases and evidence-based recommendations in outlining the best disease management practices Written by international experts in the field, serves as an essential reference for both clinicians and researchers on cardiac sarcoidosis
|Author||: Carol Johnson Johns|
|Release Date||: 1986|
|Pages||: 749 pages|
This book offers practical guidance in choosing the procedure most likely to answer the clinical question. The emphasis throughout is on establishing and utilizing a systematic approach to test selection and test-result analysis, with due consideration given to non-nuclear noninvasive cardiac diagnostic procedures when appropriate. For each of the procedures reviewed, the reader is apprised of the radiopharmaceuticals required, the physiologic mechanisms involved, test acquisition and processing methods, potential technical problems, common pitfalls to avoid, and normal and abnormal findings.