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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a medical condition in which nodules form in various organs including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Yes: Cardiac involvement in sarcoid is not uncommon but most pts experience arrrhythmias that are usually self limited. However some pts cand develop extensive granulomatous infiltration of the heart conduction system and are at risk for suuden death defibrillators have been of some help. Also pts with advanced fibrosi can develop a rv cardiomyopathy with increased potential for arrest. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal hypertension a sign of cardiac sarcoidosis or something else?

Is nocturnal hypertension a sign of cardiac sarcoidosis or something else?

Something else: Nocturnal HTN or failure to have a "nocturnal dip" in BP signifies that BP elevation is due to something other than just garden variety essential htn. Such findings should prompt a search for the usual suspects - alcohol or drug use, renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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Waking with palpitations for the past week , while on oral steroid no systoms , is this possible cardiac sarcoidosis starting, also some s o breath?

Waking with palpitations for the past week , while on oral steroid no systoms  , is this possible cardiac sarcoidosis starting, also some  s o breath?

Maybe?: There are a lot of things that could do similar. Cardiac sarcoidosis is not very common however is a possibility. The best thing to do with a case like yours would be to find somebody to develop a good relationship with. That will be the best way to get some answers. ...Read more

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I have restrict cardiomyopathy from cardiac sarcoidosis recently developed arrythmia and bp is now 180/78 with 58 pulse bradycardia, what is happenin?

I have restrict cardiomyopathy from cardiac sarcoidosis recently developed arrythmia and bp is now 180/78 with 58 pulse bradycardia, what is happenin?

Silica causes : sarcoid is caused exposure to silica silicones or sikicates silica is in the air the water in fallopian clamps pacemakers in ceramics in teeth as caps ...Read more

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Can paitents of heart sarcoidosis go into cardiac arrest?

Can paitents of heart sarcoidosis go into cardiac arrest?

Yes: Sarcoidosis of the heart can block the electrical system and cause both arrhythmias and heart block which can lead to cardiac arrest. This is a very serious condition and sometimes requires a pacemaker or even an implantable defibrillator. Cardiology consultation and management is highly desirable. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis of the lungs but I'm having heart palps already had MRI my heart was fine but still having heart palps could MRI miss cardiac sarc?

I have sarcoidosis of the lungs but I'm having heart palps already had MRI my heart was fine but still having heart palps could MRI miss cardiac sarc?

Sarcoid: There are many causes of palpitations. Sarcoid in the lung could potentially cause them without heart involvement. MRI can miss sarcoid in the heart and even biopsy isn't 100%. You could have palps without having any sarcoid so delineating a cause may be difficult. I'd advise having a discussion regarding your concerns with your Doc. ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis? What are the conditions of sarcoidosis, what are the causes and can people recover without any treatment?

Sarcoidosis : Sarcoidosis is disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, kidneys and eyes. It is more common in patients of scandinavian or african america descent. It can cause episodes of acute & chronic lung & kidney disease & eye inflammation (uveitis)- treated with steroids & autoimmune medications. Most patients need treatment for complications that can cause significant damage when not treated. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more