Focus on Sarcoidosis
Cardiac sarcoidosis outcome differences: A comparison of patients with de novo cardiac versus known extracardiac sarcoidosis at presentationSarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Cardiac involvement is associated with increased morbidity. However, differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes based on initial sarcoidosis organ manifestation in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) have not been described.
The association of baseline sarcoidosis measurements with 6-month outcomes that are of interest to patients: Results from the On-line Sarcoidosis Assessment Platform Study (OSAP)Cutoffs for most of the phenotypic measures used to assess sarcoidosis distinguished groups of sarcoidosis patients with differing OIPs over the subsequent 6 months. The patients’ global assessment of their disease was the most accurate of these measures.