Cardiac Catheterization and Endomyocardial Biopsy

  • Robert E. Fowles


This chapter will describe the technique and application of cardiac catheterization and biopsy in evaluating the status of patients receiving anthracyclines (doxorubicin [Adriamycin]). The pathophysiology and histopathology of anthracycline cardiotoxicity are described elsewhere in this text. We shall be concerned mainly with how to screen for, diagnose, and quantify doxorubicin cardiotoxicity, using three tools—noninvasive tests, cardiac catheterization, and endomyocardial biopsy.


Cardiac Catheterization Endomyocardial Biopsy Systolic Time Interval Develop Heart Failure Radionuclide Angiocardiography 
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