Our Service

UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Cardiovascular Pathology Division provides cardiovascular diagnostic and consultative services on referred cardiovascular pathology specimens. The Division networks with cardiologists, surgeons and transplant coordinators to provide timely and expert opinions that promote patient care and improve outcomes. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Vessel pathology
  • Endomyocardial biopsies
  • Cardiac valves
  • Explanted hearts
  • Cardiovascular grafts
  • Prosthetic devices

With an active cardiac transplant program since 1985 for end-stage cardiac conditions in both pediatric and adult populations, we analyze about 850 endomyocardial biopsies each year. While most of these biopsies are evaluated for cellular and antibody mediated rejection, we also examine a significant number of biopsies for non-transplant-related pathologies, such as for amyloid and myocarditis.

Cardiovascular Pathology