A joint procedural position statement on imaging in cardiac sarcoidosis: from the Cardiovascular and Inflammation & Infection Committees of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Riemer H. J. A. Slart*, Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans, Patrizio Lancellotti, Fabien Hyafil, Ron Blankstein, Ronald G. Schwartz, Wael A. Jaber, Raymond Russell, Alessia Gimelli, Francois Rouzet, Marcus Hacker, Olivier Gheysens, Sven Plein, Edward J. Miller, Sharmila Dorbala, Erwan Donal, Roberto Sciagra, Jan Bucerius, Hein J. Verberne, Oliver LindnerChristopher Uebleis, Denis Agostini, Alberto Signore, Thor Edvardsen, Danilo Neglia, Rob S. Beanlands, Marcelo Di Carli, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, Vasken Dilsizian, Prem Soman, Gilbert Habib

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Abstract

This joint position paper illustrates the role and the correct use of echocardiography, radionuclide imaging with F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation and management of patients with known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis. This position paper will aid in standardizing imaging for cardiac sarcoidosis and may facilitate clinical trials and pooling of multi-centre data on cardiac sarcoidosis. Proposed flow charts for the work up and management of cardiac sarcoidosis are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1089
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY
  • LATE GADOLINIUM ENHANCEMENT
  • SPECKLE-TRACKING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • MYOCARDIAL FDG UPTAKE
  • MAGNETIC-RESONANCE
  • SYSTEMIC SARCOIDOSIS
  • F-18-FDG PET
  • HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
  • STRAIN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • CORTICOSTEROID-THERAPY

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