What is a Heart Biopsy?

A heart biopsy also called myocardial biopsy or cardiac biopsy is an invasive procedure that removes a piece of the heart muscle tissue to detect heart disease.

Doctors perform a heart biopsy to confirm rejection after a heart transplant or to diagnose myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), cardiomyopathy or other heart diseases.

For more information on heart biopsy for diagnosis of heart disease, call the Heart Center at Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us