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Endomyocardial biopsy guided by electroanatomic voltage mapping in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: a case report.
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PMID:  17403077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A positive endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is a major diagnostic criterion for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Nevertheless, its sensitivity is low due to the focal nature of the disease. Moreover, myocardial samples are usually taken from the uncommonly involved interventricular septum to minimize the risk of perforation. In this report, we describe a novel bioptical approach for ARVC diagnosis guided by the identification of right ventricle (RV) affected regions by means of electroanatomical voltage mapping.
Andrea Avella; Augusto Pappalardo; Giulia d'Amati; Antonio Dello Russo; Francesco Laurenzi; Massimiliano Mancini; Federica Re; Elisabetta Zachara; Paolo Zecchi; Claudio Tondo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-04     Completed Date:  2007-09-24     Revised Date:  2008-04-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  991-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Division, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and Heart Failure Unit, St. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / methods*
Body Surface Potential Mapping / methods*
Cardiomyopathies / complications,  pathology*
Myocardium / pathology*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis,  etiology,  pathology*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / complications,  pathology*

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