LUNG, vol.192, no.4, pp.533-542, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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Pulmonary sarcoidosis, Cardiac sarcoidosis, Strain echocardiography, Galectin-3, Tenascin-C, SPECKLE-TRACKING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, HEART-FAILURE DATA, MAGNETIC-RESONANCE, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, INVOLVEMENT, ABNORMALITIES, STATEMENT, FIBROSIS, DISEASE
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis has been associated with poor prognosis. We evaluated myocardial contractility quantitatively in a cohort of pulmonary sarcoidosis (PS) patients with and without cardiac involvement. We also studied markers of fibrosis (tenascin-C [Tn-C] and galectin-3 [Gl-3]) as diagnostic tools for PS and cardiac sarcoidosis (CS).