Recommendations for processing cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens: A consensus statement from the Standards and Definitions Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology

James R. Stone, Cristina Basso, Ulrik T. Baandrup, Patrick Bruneval, Jagdish Butany, Patrick J. Gallagher, Marc K. Halushka, Dylan V. Miller, Robert F. Padera, Stanley J Radio, Mary N. Sheppard, Kim Suvarna, Carmela D. Tan, Gaetano Thiene, Allard C. Van Der Wal, John P. Veinot

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Abstract

With the advent of molecular subclassification of diseases, much consideration should be given to the proper processing of cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens to maximize patient care. Such specimens include endomyocardial biopsies, cardiac myectomy specimens, cardiac apical core segments, resected cardiac valves, pericardial biopsies, resected segments of aorta, cardiac tumors, vascular stents, vascular grafts, cardiac devices, resected veins, arterial biopsies including temporal artery biopsies and hearts removed during cardiac transplantation. In this report, the Standards and Definitions Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology present consensus guidelines for the gross description, sectioning, processing, and staining of these specimens. This report is presented to aid pathologists, pathology assistants, and clinicians in maximizing the diagnostic utility of cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens for enhanced patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Surgical Pathology
Pathology
Biopsy
Blood Vessels
Patient Care
Temporal Arteries
Heart Neoplasms
Heart Valves
Heart Transplantation
Stents
Aorta
Veins
Guidelines
Staining and Labeling
Transplants
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens
  • Pathology standards
  • Patient care

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Recommendations for processing cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens : A consensus statement from the Standards and Definitions Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology. / Stone, James R.; Basso, Cristina; Baandrup, Ulrik T.; Bruneval, Patrick; Butany, Jagdish; Gallagher, Patrick J.; Halushka, Marc K.; Miller, Dylan V.; Padera, Robert F.; Radio, Stanley J; Sheppard, Mary N.; Suvarna, Kim; Tan, Carmela D.; Thiene, Gaetano; Van Der Wal, Allard C.; Veinot, John P.

In: Cardiovascular Pathology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 2-16.

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Stone, JR, Basso, C, Baandrup, UT, Bruneval, P, Butany, J, Gallagher, PJ, Halushka, MK, Miller, DV, Padera, RF, Radio, SJ, Sheppard, MN, Suvarna, K, Tan, CD, Thiene, G, Van Der Wal, AC & Veinot, JP 2012, 'Recommendations for processing cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens: A consensus statement from the Standards and Definitions Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology', Cardiovascular Pathology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2011.01.001
Stone, James R. ; Basso, Cristina ; Baandrup, Ulrik T. ; Bruneval, Patrick ; Butany, Jagdish ; Gallagher, Patrick J. ; Halushka, Marc K. ; Miller, Dylan V. ; Padera, Robert F. ; Radio, Stanley J ; Sheppard, Mary N. ; Suvarna, Kim ; Tan, Carmela D. ; Thiene, Gaetano ; Van Der Wal, Allard C. ; Veinot, John P. / Recommendations for processing cardiovascular surgical pathology specimens : A consensus statement from the Standards and Definitions Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology. In: Cardiovascular Pathology. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 2-16.
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