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    Is sarcoidosis a contributing factor with AF?

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    Dr Andrei Catanchin

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Catanchin is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist managing atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders with medication, devices (ie. pacemakers, defibrillators) and catheter ablation. He … View Profile

    Definitely, in a variety of ways (eg. scarring/infiltration of the atrial wall, ventricular dysfunction and conduction disease).

    Having said that, I've performed standard catheter ablation for AF in a patient with very active cardiac sarcoidosis and achieved an excellent result (no AF at 6 month follow-up without drugs) so in his case the main cause of his AF was the pulmonary veins rather than the sarcoid.

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