Catéter para biopsia

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Catéter para biopsia

Cuando se requiere de una pequeña porción de tejido del músculo cardíaco para ser examinada, se puede realizar una biopsia del corazón. Para esto, se introduce con cuidado un catéter en una arteria o vena para tener acceso al corazón. Luego se introduce un bioptomo (catéter con cortadora en la punta). Cuando éste se encuentre en el sitio adecuado, se extraen entre tres y cinco pequeñas porciones de tejido del músculo cardíaco. El examen se realiza como un proceso de rutina después de un trasplante de corazón para detectar un rechazo potencial. También se puede realizar cuando existe sospecha de cardiomiopatía, miocarditis, amiloidosis cardíaca u otros trastornos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/08/2012
  • Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and in private practice specializing in cardiovascular disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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