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Cardiac sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis after COVID-19 infection



Case Reports


doi: 10.1002/ehf2.14088.


Online ahead of print.

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Entela Bollano et al.


ESC Heart Fail.


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Abstract

Patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 have varying manifestations of cardiac involvement. We report four patients presenting with symptomatic cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) or giant cell myocarditis (GCM) 1-8 months after mild COVID-19. All patients received immunosuppressive therapy and improved gradually within the following months. The possible temporal association between the CS/GCM and COVID-19 infection might suggest that COVID-19 could be a trigger for granulomatous myocarditis.


Keywords:

COVID-19; Cardiac sarcoidosis; Giant cell myocarditis; Heart failure.

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