Endomyocardial biopsy

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vpravo|250px|náhled|Eozinofilní myokarditida: vzorek endokardu a myokardu získaný endomyokardiální biopsií; mikroskopický obraz – barveno hematoxylin-eozinem. Endomyocardial biopsy is a diagnostic catheterization examination.


Through the jugular vein / subclavian vein, we introduce a cardiac bioptome into the right ventricle , which is a longer catheter terminated with cutting pincers. Using a bioptome, we take an endomyocardial sample of 1 to 2 mm in size, which is then sent for histopathological examination.

  1. Monitoring of patients after heart transplantation (diagnosis of possible rejection in a transplanted heart).
  2. Myocarditis.
  3. Recoverable diseases.

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CHILD, P., et al. Internal Medicine. 2nd edition. Prague: Galén, 2007.  ISBN 978-80-7262-496-6

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