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What is a heart biopsy?

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A heart biopsy, also called myocardial biopsy or cardiac biopsy, is an invasive procedure to get a small piece of heart muscle tissue that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

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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