Until recently, the only accurate way to confirm the presence of fibro-fatty changes involved 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
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).
Even though endomyocardial biopsy
is still considered as a gold standard, various noninvasive imaging techniques have been used to detect presence, location and extend of myocardial fibrosis.
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.
8 Should we use endomyocardial biopsy
more often in heart failure diagnosis?
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
(7), cytoimmunologic monitoring (8), echocardiography (9) and pace electrocardiography (10) are the techniques that we have used for follow-up and rejection surveillance.
Study will compare the use of AlloMap[R] and Endomyocardial Biopsy
for managing the reduction of corticosteroids--