Coronary flow reserve is reduced in sarcoidosis

Kul S., Kutlu G. A. , Guvenc T. S. , Kavas M., Demircioglu K., Yilmaz Y., ...Daha Fazla

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.264, ss.115-121, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background and aims: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with frequent cardiac involvement, albeit manifest cardiac disease is rare. Though epicardial coronary arteries are not frequently involved, microvascular disease is rather common in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The mechanism of microvascular involvement has not been elaborated yet. The aim of this study is to investigate coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) using transthoracic echocardiography in patients with sarcoidosis but without known atherosclerotic coronary artery disease or risk factors for atherosclerosis.