Cardiac Sarcoidosis Treatment News and Information

What is Cardiac Sarcoidosis? (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a disease which most commonly affects the lungs but can also involve almost every part of the body including the heart, known as Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is estimated to be present in 10-25 percent of patients with sarcoidosis. Cardiac sarcoidosis is a rare disease in which clusters of white blood cells, called granulomas, form in the tissue of the heart. The causes of cardiac sarcoidosis are currently unknown, but may have a genetic component.

When needed, treatment for cardiac sarcoidosis focuses on reducing inflammation in the body and managing the heart problems caused by the granulomas.

See below for updated news and information regarding Cardiac Sarcoidosis including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Cardiac Sarcoidosis Treatment News and Research

Cardiac Sarcoidosis Diagnosis Research: High-fat diet before imaging improves diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO) - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago were able to reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis by having patients consume a high-fat, low-sugar diet for 72 hours prior to diagnostic imaging. Sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that attacks multiple organs, particularly the lungs and lymph nodes, disproportionately affects African Americans. Pulmonary fibrosis is the number-one cause of death ...
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