Crtical Care and Shock Journal

Cardiopulmonary Emergencies in Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease that commonly involves the lungs and the heart. Although rare, lifethreatening cardiopulmonary emergencies can occur. Acute respiratory failure, massive hemoptysis, and cardiac emergencies are described in sarcoidosis. These clinical manifestations can be the first clinical presentation of sarcoidosis. The subject of cardiopulmonary sarcoidosis is reviewed.

Bobbak Vahid, Vinia Mendoza, Naisohn Arfai, Paul E Marik

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