Endomyocardial biopsy in cats.

  title={Endomyocardial biopsy in cats.},
  author={John Edward Rush and Bruce W. Keene and Steven W. Eicker},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={51 11},
A technique for transvenous endomyocardial biopsy of the right ventricle was developed and evaluated for safety and efficacy in anesthetized healthy cats positioned in left lateral recumbency. At least 6 endomyocardial biopsy specimens were obtained from the right ventricle or interventricular septum of 11 cats. In 4 cats, the right jugular vein was torn during attempts to pass the introducing catheter into the right ventricle; however, in only 1 cat did this preclude catheter passage. This cat… CONTINUE READING