Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Maps & DirectionsEaton Building - 2nd Floor, in the
Cardiovascular Investigations Unit (CVIU) Clinic Directions
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A cardiac biopsy post heart transplantation is a procedure done on patients who have had a heart transplant. It is the only reliable means of diagnosing rejection. It is performed on a regular schedule or when your team suspects you may have rejection.
Your doctor uses a small tube that's inserted into the vein in your neck or occasionally the groin. Under fluoroscopy (a special x-ray), a biopsy instrument is guided through the tube in your neck into the right ventricle in your heart where 4 to 5 pieces of tissue are taken.
Toronto General HospitalBiopsies are done on Thursday mornings.
As a heart transplant recipient you will have access to the transplant office via a communication system called Easy Call. You will be provided further information regarding accessing Easy Call once you have received your transplant.
If you have a concern or problem or need to reschedule an appointment please contact the transplant office through Easy Call.
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