What is the role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The diagnosis of cardiac involvement in systemic sarcoidosis has improved with the development of cardiac MRI. Both plasma A-type natriuretic peptide (ANP) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) can be elevated in cardiac sarcoidosis. [37]


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