Ugeskr Læger 2006;168(44):3801-3806
Summary Cardiac sarcoidosis Ugeskr Læger 2006;168(44):3801-3806 The paper gives a review of the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. Approximately 30% of patients with systemic sarcoidosis have granulomas in the myocardium, and 5% have clinical signs of cardiac affection. Cardiac manifestations comprise pericarditis, heart block, ventricular arrhythmias, valvular disease, ventricular aneurism, congestive heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Most frequent causes of death are sudden death and heart failure. Adequate treatment improves the prognosis of the disease.