Sarcoidosis is a disease which involves abnormal collections of inflammatory cells that form lumps known as granulomas. The disease usually begins in the lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. Less commonly affected are the, liver, heart, eyes and brain. Any organ, however, can be affected. If the disease begins in the heart and cardiovascular cells that is termed as Cardiac Sarcoidosis. The signs and symptoms depend on the organ involved. More often there are no, or only mild, symptoms. Symptoms and Signs related to cardiac sarcoidosis may include:
- Rapid or fluttering heart beat (palpitations)
- Fainting (syncope)
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
- Swelling caused by excess fluid (edema)
- Chest pain
of breath (dyspnea)
Edelweiss publications maintaining the journal of Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine which accepts all the original manuscripts related to Cardiac Sarcoidosis.