Early Detection of Bi-ventricular and Atrial Mechanical Dysfunction Using Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Patients with Sarcoidosis.

Tigen K., SÜNBÜL M., Karaahmet T. , Tasar O., Dundar C., Yalcinsoy M., ...More

Lung, vol.193, no.5, pp.669-75, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00408-015-9748-0
  • Title of Journal : Lung
  • Page Numbers: pp.669-75


Purpose Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease with unknown etiology involving several organs. Myocardial involvement, pericarditis, severe rhythm abnormalities, and heart valve disease due to papillary muscle dysfunction are some of the cardiac manifestations. Conventional echocardiographic methods remain insufficient for the determination of subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients with sarcoidosis. In our study, we investigated the impact of sarcoidosis on bi-ventricular and atrial functions using two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE).