Variability and reproducibility of morphologic findings in endomyocardial biopsies of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

  • Bodo Schwartzkopff
  • B. Ühre
  • B. Ehle
  • B. Lösse
  • H. Frenzel
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Since its introduction in 1962, endomyocardial catheter biopsy has become an established method of investigation in cardiomyopathies, permitting the study of fresh tissue samples from the heart (16). Morphometric methods of investigation of biopsy samples make it possible to estimate the size and arrangement of myocytes, as well as to quantify the thickness of the endocardium, and the amount of interstitium and fibrous tissue.


Fibrous Tissue Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Volume Density Endomyocardial Biopsy Ventricular Septum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bodo Schwartzkopff
    • 1
    • 4
  • B. Ühre
    • 2
  • B. Ehle
    • 3
  • B. Lösse
    • 1
  • H. Frenzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and AngiologyUniversity of DüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PathologyUniversity of DüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Medical StatisticsUniversity of DüsseldorfGermany
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyDüsseldorf 1Germany

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