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Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in children with the transseptal long sheath technique.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
417–423
Identifiers
PMID: 6488311
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsies were obtained in 19 infants and children using a long sheath as an introducer after transseptal puncture of the atrial septum. From July 1982 to August 1983, 19 patients, ages 7 months to 12 years (mean = 4.6 years), underwent both right and left ventricular biopsies with only one failure. The long sheath technique allows positioning of the bioptome in different areas of the left ventricular chamber. Right ventricular biopsies were also obtained with the long sheath technique in 11 other patients.

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