GEORGE C. ADICKES, M.D.; S. L. ZIMMERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWARD S. CARDWELL JR., M.D.
Scotti and McKeown1 in 1948 reviewed the 12 recorded cases of sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement confirmed by necropsy and added one case of their own. Other cases of sarcoidosis presenting cardiac symptomatology but not verified by necropsy have been reported but are not within the scope of this paper. Freiman2 states that cardiac lesions occur in a fair percentage of cases of sarcoidosis but that serious complications leading to cardiac symptomatology are rare. Many cases no doubt show cardiac effects as a result of chronic cor pulmonale secondary to pulmonary sarcoidosis.3, 4 In Scotti and McKeown's review, only three cases
ADICKES GC, ZIMMERMAN SL, CARDWELL ES. SARCOIDOSIS WITH FATAL CARDIAC INVOLVEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:898–909. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-4-898
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(4):898-909.
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