Inflammation of heart muscle in sarcoidosis negatively affects coronary circulation

Inflammation of the heart muscle caused by sarcoidosis is associated with abnormal circulation in the arteries surrounding and supplying blood to the heart, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.

The study, “Myocardial Blood Flow and Inflammatory Cardiac Sarcoidosis,” shows the direct negative effect of inflammation on coronary circulation in sarcoidosis patients, and underscores the fact that drugs that suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation of the heart muscle increase the widening capacity of the blood vessels of the heart. Read more.

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