Endomyocardial Biopsy

Joseph G. Murphy, Robert P. Frantz and Leslie T. Cooper

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Endomyocardial Biopsy

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Endomyocardial biopsy is indicated in selected patients with suspected myocardial disease in which the diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic information likely to be obtained outweighs the patient risks associated with the procedure. A caveat with regard to recommendation for endomyocardial biopsy is that there is no randomized, controlled trial on the utility of endomyocardial biopsy in myocardial disease and, thus, recommendations are based on expert clinical opinion.

Chapter.  2620 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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