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The Role of Endomyocardial Biopsy in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Myocardial Disease
Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Failure (HF)
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2007
Reference European Heart Journal (2007) 28, 3076–3093; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehm456
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)
  1. Introduction
  2. Technique and risks of EMB
  3. Analysis of EMB tissue
    • EMB processing
    • Light microscopic examination and stains
    • Molecular biological detection of viral genomes
  4. When should EMB be performed?
  5. Clinical scenarios
  6. EMB as a research tool
  7. References