• Vol. 43 No. 7, 383–385
  • 15 July 2014

Imaging Cardiac Sarcoidosis by Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET): A Local Experience Using a High-Fat, Low-to-No Carbohydrate Protocol


A 40-year-old female presented acutely with syncope and recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT) requiring repeated cardioversion. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed mildly depressed systolic function of 40% to 45% with normal right ventricular size and function. Coronary angiogram revealed insignificant coronary artery disease (CAD). Biopsy of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes revealed evidence of non-necrotising granulomatous inflammation, with no evidence of tuberculosis or fungi.

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