Recurrence of cardiac sarcoidosis in a heart transplant recipient.


Journal Article

We present the case of a young man who received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage heart failure, in whom the diagnosis of sarcoid cardiomyopathy was made at the time of LVAD implantation. He subsequently underwent uncomplicated heart transplantation. Nineteen months later, a routine surveillance endomyocardial biopsy specimen demonstrated recurrence of sarcoidosis in the transplanted heart.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yager, JEE; Hernandez, AF; Steenbergen, C; Persing, B; Russell, SD; Milano, C; Felker, GM

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1988 - 1990

PubMed ID

  • 16297811

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16297811

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-3117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2005.02.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States