Because GCM usually has diffuse or multifocal involvement of the endocardium, endomyocardial
biopsy (EMB) tends to have a higher diagnostic sensitivity in GCM than in cardiac sarcoidosis (35%) or lymphocytic myocarditis (25%).
Our study demonstrated the existence of major 5' terminally deleted CV-B3 populations in endomyocardial
tissues taken from a patient with IDCM at the time of her clinical diagnosis.
The major criteria were as follows: endomyocardial
plaques > 2 mm in thickness (2); thin ([less than or equal to] 1 mm) endomyocardial
patches affecting more than one ventricular wall (3); obliteration of the RV or LV apex (4); thrombi or spontaneous contrast without severe ventricular dysfunction (4); retraction of the RV apex (RV apical notch) (4); and atrioventricular valve dysfunction due to adhesion of the valvular apparatus to the ventricular wall (1 - 4, depending on the severity of regurgitation).
A 46-year-old man, cardiac allograft recipient, underwent endomyocardial
biopsy for the surveillance of antibody mediated rejection.
The opportunity to perform an endomyocardial
biopsy, for medical and administrative reasons, implies a very wide range of microbiological isolates ranging from 0 to 100% of cases.
no patient underwent endomyocardial
biopsy due to invasive injury.
Cardiac involvement is relatively uncommon (2) and may present in the form of pericarditis, conduction system disturbances, coronary arteritis, intracavitary thrombosis, endomyocardial
fibrosis or valvular insufficiency (3).
The membrane sodium potassium ATPase inhibition mediated ATP synthesis is increased in pathological states like endomyocardial
fibrosis, alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, metabolic syndrome x with cerebrovascular thrombosis and coronary artery disease, schizophrenia, autism, seizure disorder, creutzfeldt jakob disease and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction: role of endomyocardial
biopsy in the differential diagnosis.
fibrosis is an endemic heart disease in several tropical countries characterized by ventricular endomyocardial
fibrosis, affecting, in particular, the apex and subvalvular regions.
Tissue characterisation of wall Major Minor * Residual myocytes <60% by * Residual myocytes 60% to 75% morphometric analysis, (or <50% if by morphometric analysis, (or estimated), with fibrous replacement 50%, to 65% if estimated), with of the RV free wall myocardium in fibrous replacement of the RV [greater than or equal to]1 sample, free wall with or without fatty replacement of tissue on endomyocardial
biopsy myocardium in [greater than or equal to]1 sample, with or without fatty replacement of tissue on endomyocardial
14) obtained an endomyocardial
biopsy in a patient who developed acute decompensated heart failure following 11 months of therapy for mRCC.