That was the only epidemiologic study ever done on endomyocardial
fibrosis, a restrictive cardiomyopathy that primarily affects children from sub-Saharan Africa.
Systemic auto- * Subendocardial and/or subepicardial immune syndromes enhancement * Areas of full thickness LGE (Figure 7B) Endomyocardial
* Bright subendocardial enhancement in a fibrosis shortened ventricle * Often with triangular-shaped LV apical thrombus (Figure 7F).
After the diagnosis of rejection is made by endomyocardial
or transbronchial biopsies, the child transplant recipient is then treated with a 3-day course of intravenous methylprednisone at a dose of 10 mg/kg (Teets, 2000).
Barretto et al., "Endomyocardial
biopsy of the right ventricle.
biopsy - still useful after all these years.
[10,11] Forty-four percent of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy cases have evidence of myocarditis on endomyocardial
biopsy, either as a result of HIV or secondary to opportunistic infections,  justifying antiretroviral therapy in these patients.
As the spectrum of presentation is broad, AC is currently diagnosed using a task force-developed model that incorporates criteria of various modalities including family history, clinical imaging, electrocardiography, endomyocardial
biopsy, and molecular genetic testing.
biopsy for detecting anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is an invasive procedure that cannot be employed routinely.
(11) We did not perform endomyocardial
biopsy as we had good corroborative evidence in support of NHL (cardiac MRI, lymph node and renal biopsy) and also avoided an invasive diagnostic procedure.
The gold standard for diagnosing myocarditis is based on histopathology from endomyocardial
biopsies, in which clear inflammatory cellular infiltrates are present [1, 3-5].
Autopsy studies have shown that myocardial inflammation is not homogeneous and that sampling issues can contribute to a high rate of false negative endomyocardial
(9) postulated that endomyocardial
fibrosis has a role in the development of ICT in some patients.