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A 28 year old woman with ventricular tachycardia and an abnormal chest radiograph
  1. M Heath,
  2. H Deubner,
  3. E J Stern,
  4. J E Cooke,
  5. E A Gill
  1. Departments of Medicine, Radiology and Pathology, Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr E A Gill, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359748, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104–2499, USA;


A 28 year old white woman with no medical history presented to the emergency room with symptomatic non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. She was asymptomatic up to a few days before presentation. Her physical examination was essentially normal and hence did not help with the differential diagnosis of the problem. Bronchoscopic transbronchial biopsy led to the final diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis.

  • cardiac sarcoidosis
  • tachyarrhythmias
  • echocardiography
  • granuloma
  • Schaumann body

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