Diagnostic Value of Strain Echocardiography, Galectin-3, and Tenascin-C Levels for the Identification of Patients with Pulmonary and Cardiac Sarcoidosis


Kul S., Ozcelik H. K. , Uyarel H., KARAKUS G., Guvenc T. S. , Yalcinsoy M., et al.

LUNG, cilt.192, ss.533-542, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 192 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00408-014-9586-5
  • Dergi Adı: LUNG
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.533-542

Özet

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).