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Contrast echocardiography in the evaluation of interatrial septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3826749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One hundred twenty-four adult patients consecutively referred for suspected interatrial septal defect (IASD) were studied with contrast echocardiography. In 58 the study eliminated altogether the diagnosis of any significant cardiac defect. Fifteen patients had other forms of cardiac abnormalities with no shunting of blood, and 51 patients had echocontrast study positive for interatrial shunting; 48 of these were subsequently proven by cardiac catheterization to have IASD. Echocontrast provided a highly sensitive and specific means of both diagnosing IASD and eliminating this diagnosis.
Authors:
R Hajar; H A Hajar; G M Folger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-16     Completed Date:  1987-04-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Contrast Media
Echocardiography / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Glucose / diagnostic use
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 50-99-7/Glucose

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