Myocardial biopsy

Alternative Names

Heart biopsy; Biopsy – heart

Definition of Myocardial biopsy

Myocardial biopsy is the removal of a small piece of heart muscle for examination.

Review

Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Northwestern Clinic Echocardiography Lab, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/1/2010

Heart, section through the middle
Heart, front view
Biopsy catheter

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