Cardiovascular Pathology

The Cardiovascular Pathology Service signs out the endomyocardial biopsies for the Houston Methodist Hospital and provides subspecialty consultation cardiovascular pathology specimens. The endomyocardial biopsies from heart transplant patients are examined by routine staining and C4d immunohistochemistry is also applied. In selected cases, tissue is processed for immunofluorescence and C4d is evaluated by direct immunofluorescence. Biopsies where amyloid is suspected are stained by Congo Red and examined by polarization and fluorescence. Positive biopsies are submitted to Mayo Clinic Laboratory for sub-classification. When the clinician requests electron microscopy examination, our electron microscopy laboratory processes the tissues and we provide results in a short turnaround time. 

For questions or more information, please call:
Ms. Rachel Mata 
AP Administrative Support
713-441-6415

Ms. Carol Kempen 
AP Administrative Support
713-441-6420