Targeted endomyocardial biopsy guided by real-time cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Abstract

BACKGROUND Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12968-017-0357-3

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