Heart Disease and the Heart Biopsy
Myocardial Biopsy Introduction
A heart biopsy, also called myocardial biopsy or cardiac biopsy, is an invasive procedure to detect heart disease that involves using a bioptome (a small catheter with a grasping device on the end) to obtain a small piece of heart muscle tissue that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Why Do I Need a Myocardial Biopsy?
Your doctor uses myocardial biopsy to:
How Should I Prepare for a Heart Biopsy?
To prepare yourself for a heart biopsy you should know these things:
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