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Case #74 / 23 - A coronary artery bypass graft site.
Case #73 / 22 - A heart specimen was obtained from a feverish patient.
Case #72 / 21 - A temporal artery biosy was performed.
Case #71 / 20 - A bioprosthetic valve is removed after 10 years.
Case #70 / 19 - A 42-year-old man undergoes a heart biopsy.
Case #69 / 18 - Name that valve!
Case #68 / 17 - A 35-year-old woman presents with rapid heart failure.
Case #67 / 16 - A 49-year-old man undergoes heart transplantation.
Case #66 / 15 - A 38-year-old man died of unrelated causes.
Case #65 / 14 - A 1-year-old girl has a mass resected.
Case #64 / 13 - A 47-year-old man has a valve resected.
Case #63 / 12 - A 62-year-old man still has cardiomyopathy.
Case #62 / 11 - A 62-year-old man with cardiomyopathy.
Case #61 / 10 - A 46-year-old with inflammation.
Case #60 / 9 - A pericardial finding.
Case #59 / 8 - An unusual cardiac infection.
Case #58 / 7 - A mass in a 66-year-old woman.
Case #57 / 6 - A 78-year-old woman died of aspiration pneumonia.
Case #56 / 5 - A 49-year-old underwent cardiac surgery.
Case #55 / 4 - An atherosclerotic plaque.
Case #54 / 3 - An 87-year-old woman was found deceased.
Case #53 / 2 - A 78-year-old woman with coronary artery disease.
Case #52 / 1 - A 48-year-old man underwent tricuspid valve replacement.
Case #51 - A 50-year-old man underwent heart transplantation.
Case #50 - A 22-week fetus is lost and an autopsy was performed.
Case #49 - A 3-year-old boy had a cardiac mass resected.
Case #48 - A 56-year-old woman had a cardiac mass removed.
Case #47 - A 1 1/2-year-old girl undergoes heart transplantation.
Case #46 - A 37-year-old woman ruptured an intracranial vessel She passed away during surgery.
Case #45 - A 67-year-old woman has an epicardial biopsy after repeated pericardial effusions.
Case #44 - A 59-year-old woman has sudden cardiac death. An autopsy was performed.
Case #43 - A 63-year-old man has an unusual finding on his repeat heart transplantation.
Case #42 - A 47-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath and undergoes an endomyocardial biopsy.
Case #41 - A 67-year-old woman 3 years after transplant underwent a routine endomyocardial biopsy.
Case #40 - A 65-year-old woman develops heart failure. An endomyocardial biopsy is performed.
Case #39 - A 30-year-old man dies suddenly. An autopsy is performed.
Case #38 - A 46-year-old woman presents for a routine post-transplant biopsy ~ 2 years after transplant.
Case #37 - A 28-year-old woman presents with presumed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Case #36 - A 73-year-old woman presents with a 6cm right ventricle mass.
Case #35 - A 20-year-old man presents with a myocardial infarction.
Case #34 - A 66-year-old woman dies of a retroperitoneal hemorrhage and an autopsy was performed.
Case #33 - A 45-year-old man undergoes left ventricular device placement.
Case #32 - A 79-year-old woman dies of an intraperitoneal hemorrhage and an autopsy was performed.
Case #31 - A 65-year-old man undergoes a routine surveillance biopsy for cardiac transplantation.
Case #30 - A 48-year-old man is found dead in bed.
Case #29 - A 60-year-old man presents with aortic stenosis.
Case #28 - A 62-year-old woman presents with a chest mass.
Case #27 - A 67-year-old woman with complications from lymphoma treatment.
Case #26 - A 47-year-old woman with heart failure.
Case #25 - A 32-year-old man with progressive muscle weakness.
Case #24 - A 59-year-old man received an LVAD for end stage heart failure.
Case #23 - A 62-year-old man underwent cardiac transplantation.
Case #22 - A 2-year-old girl underwent septal myectomy.
Case #21 - A 62-year-old woman underwent endomyocardial biopsy for heart failure.
Case #20 - A 40-year-old woman underwent heart transplant due to declining heart function.
Case #19 - A 42-year-old man with a two year history of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) underwent autopsy.
Case #18 - A 63-year-old man with a significant history of heart disease underwent autopsy.
Case #17 - A 58-year-old HIV+, HCV+ man had interesting histologic findings in his heart at autopsy.
Case #16 - A 65-year-old man was found to have a left atrial mass.
Case #15 - A 31-year-old woman who underwent cardiac transplantation 7 years earlier presents for a routine endomyocardial biopsy.
Case #14 - A 49-year-old woman with Noonan Syndrome underwent mitral valve replacement and atrial appendage removal.
Case #13 - A 26 5/7 week female fetus had in utero demise. An autopsy was unremarkable except for accelerated placental maturation and this heart finding.
Case #12 - A 35-year-old woman has a mass in the IVC adjacent to the right atrium removed.
Case #11 - A 60-year-old man underwent removal of his ascending aorta.
Case #10 - A 42-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement.
Case #9 - A 60-year-old woman underwent a surveillance biopsy for her heart transplant.
Case #8 - A 57-year-old man underwent cardiac transplantation for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Case #7 - A 50-year-old woman has an ascending aortic aneurysm and undergoes repair and valve replacement.
Case #6 - A 54-year-old woman undergoes endomyocardial biopsy in the setting of weight loss, edema and abnormal lab values.
Case #5 - An 83-year-old man undergoes aortc valve replacement.
Case #4 - A 71-year-old woman has new onset heart failure with a possible restrictive physiology.
Case #3 - A 67-year-old woman has right sided valvular heart disease.
Case #2 - A 46-year-old man has a two year history of hypertension and pulmonary embolism.
Case #1 - A 27-year-old man presents with a history of dyspnea. Endomyocardial biopsy is performed.
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