Heart and Vessels

, Volume 1, Supplement 1, pp 71–76 | Cite as

Endomyocardial biopsy study of cardiomyopathy in Poland

  • Witold Rużyłło
  • Andrezej Rosnowski
Endomyocardial Biopsy

Summary

The results of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) are presented in 174 patients. Techniques and apparatus are described. EMB is safe and useful for diagnosing inflammatory myocarditis and as a guide to therapy. Unsuspected lymphocytic myocarditis was found in 17% of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. The results confirm that the EMB findings in dilated cardiomyopathy are nonspecific and that restrictive cardiomyopathy is not confined to hypereosinophilic states and amyloid heart disease.

Keywords

Public Health Heart Disease Cardiomyopathy Interventional Radiology Myocarditis 

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Witold Rużyłło
    • 1
  • Andrezej Rosnowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General CardiologyNational Institute of CardiologyWarsawPoland

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