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Table 1 Characteristics of the Patient Cohort With Cardiac Sarcoidosisa

From: Diagnostic and predictive value of speckle tracking echocardiography in cardiac sarcoidosis

CharacteristicValue (N = 83)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg113.6 ± 18.8
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg70.9 ± 10.7
Heart rate, bpm72.7 ± 15.6
BMI, kg/m229.4 ± 6.1
Hypertension31 (37.3)
Diabetes mellitus16 (19.3)
Dyslipidemia25 (30.1)
Coronary artery diseaseb5 (6.0)
Coronary catheterization54 (65.1)
Prior immunosuppressive treatment57 (68.7)
Systemic corticosteroids57 (68.7)
MMF10 (12.0)
Positive endomyocardial biopsy25 (30.1)
VT/VF before CS diagnosis32 (38.5)
ICD before CS diagnosis32 (38.5)
Pacemaker before CS diagnosis38 (45.8)
  1. Abbreviations: bpm beats per minute; BMI body mass index; CS cardiac sarcoidosis; ICD implantable cardioverter defibrillator; MMF mycophenolate mofetil; VT/VF ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation
  2. a Values are mean ± SD or No. (%)
  3. b Four patients with a previous diagnosis of stable coronary artery disease had subsequent histologic diagnoses of CS, and 1 had findings on cardiac magnetic resonance of patchy, active inflammation of the left ventricle in an area of the ventricle unaffected by previous ischemia; all had a final coronary angiogram that showed no substantial coronary stenosis