The use of endomyocardial biopsy in a serious cardiac abnormality associated with polymyositis: a case report.

@article{Weiss1982TheUO,
  title={The use of endomyocardial biopsy in a serious cardiac abnormality associated with polymyositis: a case report.},
  author={Jerry Weiss and W K Shark and Michael Fishbein and Lee Kaplan and Thomas C. Peter and James R. Klinenberg and William J. Mandel},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1982},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={299-302}
}
Life-threatening cardiac abnormalities in polymyositis (PM) patients may result from myocardial inflammation, fibrosis, or another disease process. Few procedures have reliably identified the pathologic basis for these abnormalities. We report a patient with PM, severe congestive cardiomyopathy, and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in whom an… CONTINUE READING