Spontaneous Reduction in Abnormal Myocardial Uptake of Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxygluose in a Patient with Cardiac Sarcoidosis

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<p>Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxygluose (<sup>18</sup>F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a useful tool for evaluating disease activity in sarcoidosis including cardiac involvement. A 67-year-old patient who developed atrioventricular block requiring permanent pacemaker implantation was diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis. The patient did not undergo steroid or immunosuppressive therapy but underwent serial <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET examination, which showed spontaneous reduction in the myocardial FDG uptake, indicating the remission of immune-inflammatory activity. Although the global systolic function remained preserved, thinning of the septal wall emerged during the clinical course of follow-up, which is characteristic for cardiac sarcoidosis.</p>

Journal

  • International Heart Journal

    International Heart Journal 59(3), 647-651, 2018

    International Heart Journal Association

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007378352
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1349-2365
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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