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Dallas Criteria for Histopathologic Diagnosis of Myocarditis

Purpose:

To describe the histopathologic findings in an endomyocardial biopsy from a patient with myocarditis using the Dallas criteria.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I09.0, I51.4

Description:

Aretz et al reported histopathologic criteria for the diagnosis of myocarditis in endomyocardial biopsies. These can help standardize the diagnosis and reporting of biopsy findings. The criteria were developed at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Dallas, Texas.

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