endomyocardial biopsy


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endomyocardial biopsy

Cardiology A Bx of the endocardium and subjacent myocardium, to detect inflammation, anthracycline cardiotoxicity, or tumors. See Dallas criteria.

Endomyocardial biopsy

Removal of a small sample of heart tissue to check it for signs of damage caused by organ rejection.
Mentioned in: Heart Transplantation
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Until recently, the only accurate way to confirm the presence of fibro-fatty changes involved endomyocardial biopsy.
Endomyocardial biopsy is diagnostic and should be considered in selected patients with unexplained diastolic heart failure and evidence of multiorgan involvement, especially when extracardiac tissue is negative for amyloid.
Fresh transplant endomyocardial biopsy tissue samples from both Mayo Clinic locations, received in Zeus transport media, were cryosectioned (4 mm) for staining by IF.
Acute fulminant myocarditis was confirmed by endomyocardial biopsy (Fig.
These studies derive from planned secondary analyses of the IMAGE study, a clinical trial that demonstrated the comparative effectiveness of AlloMap to the standard endomyocardial biopsy (published in April 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine).
H]1 type response (high IL-2, IL-12) associated with numerous granulomas on endomyocardial biopsy.
Right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy showed severe mixed eosinophilic-lymphocytic myocarditis with degranulating eosinophils in proximity to necrotic myocytes.
Since the late 1980s, several reports have described a prolongation of time to transplantation through the administration of immunosuppressive therapy for patients diagnosed by endomyocardial biopsy.
Endomyocardial biopsy (7), cytoimmunologic monitoring (8), echocardiography (9) and pace electrocardiography (10) are the techniques that we have used for follow-up and rejection surveillance.