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What are the risks of a heart biopsy?

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The risks of a heart biopsy include:

  • Puncture of the vein when the bioptome is inserted
  • Bleeding
  • Aggravation of an existing arrythmia (irregular heart beat)
  • Puncture of the heart

SOURCES:  Baughman, KL. , June/July 2003. HeartHealthyWoman.org web site: ''Heart Biopsy.'' Myocarditisfoundation.org: ''From Bench-to-Bedside,'' Ch. 15. Cardiology Rounds

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:  Baughman, KL. , June/July 2003. HeartHealthyWoman.org web site: ''Heart Biopsy.'' Myocarditisfoundation.org: ''From Bench-to-Bedside,'' Ch. 15. Cardiology Rounds

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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