Top
10
Doctor insights on: Myocardial Biopsy

Share
1

1
What conditions does a myocardial biopsy detect?

What conditions does a myocardial biopsy detect?

Myocardial biopsies: Myocardial biopsies can be used to diagnose a number of things microscopically, including transplant rejection (in patients with heart transplant), inflammation (myocarditis), drug toxicity, and causes of hypertrophic or restrictive cardiomyopathy (for example, amyloid,hemochromatosis, sarcoid or other more rare conditions). Neoplasms (benign or cancer) can also be diagnosed. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
2 doctors shared insights

Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


2

2
Hello doctors, what does a myocardial biopsy detect?

Hello doctors, what does a myocardial biopsy detect?

See below: This procedure was initiated to diagnose rejection in heart transplant patients. See this site for a list of other indications of endomyocardial biopsy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003873.htm. ...Read more

3

3
What does a myocardial biopsy detect? It sounds dangerous.

What does a myocardial biopsy detect?  It sounds dangerous.

Muscle disease: There are a variety of illnesses, some very treatable and some not, which are accurately diagnosed only by taking a snippet the size of a hangnail from the inside of the right atrium of your heart, via a vein. It sounds scary but it's often the key either to greatly improved health, or the knowledge you need to plan your future, as is your right. If offered, i'd not hesitate a moment. ...Read more

4

4
What is myocardial dysfunction?

What is myocardial dysfunction?

Heart muscle problem: This just refers to abnormal function of the heart muscle whether it be due to failure of the heart to pump well (systolic dysfunction) or to relax well (diastolic dysfunction.). ...Read more

5

5
How serious is myocardial ischemia?

How serious is myocardial ischemia?

Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a major artery or not. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is the significance of myocardial ischemia?

What is the significance of myocardial ischemia?

Myocardial ischemia: When the heart muscle can't get enough blood flow to supply its needs we call that ischemia. Narrowed arteries, anemia, overgrown muscle and other things can cause it. Chest pain, weakened heart muscle, rhythm problems and other abnormalities may result. It is treated by a combination of therapies. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Varies: You have three main blood vessels feeding the heart - the right coronary, left circumflex, and the left anterior descending arteries. Narrowing can occur in any of the vessels and can be significant in any one or combination of these vessels. Bypass of the left anterior descending artery has shown the best change for improvement in life expectancy. ...Read more

8

8
What is a nuclear myocardial perfusion study?

What is a nuclear myocardial perfusion study?

Stress Test: That uses a radioactive tracer to evaluate blood flow in the coronary arteries. Images are taken at peak exercise and at rest . These images are able to compare blood flow to the heart in specific territories supplied by each coronary artery and any flow disparity would be consistent with a potential blockage in that artery. ...Read more

10

10
Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Hmmmm: Not sure what you mean by infraction. This is not a common term used in cardiac care. A typo or wrong word. Did you mean infarction? ...Read more