Special investigations in COCM: biochemical analysis of cardiac biopsies

Torp, A.

Postgraduate Medical Journal 54(633): 494-499


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-5473
PMID: 212727
DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.54.633.494
Accession: 041403562

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The introduction of the endomyocardial biopsy method has permitted unique possibilities to investigate the myocardium. Compared to several other methods described, it is superior for taking serial biopsies on one or more occasions. With already available methods, examination of heart muscle biopsies can be extended to a wide variety of biochemical analyses. The ultimate application of repeated or periodic tissue sampling is the potential of combining static and dynamic studies.