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Early appearance of echo-contrast simulating an intracardiac shunt in a patient with liver cirrhosis and intrapulmonary shunting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11944019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Time of appearance of agitated saline contrast in the left atrium is one of the distinguishing features between intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunt. We report a patient with hepatic cirrhosis who had intrapulmonary shunting and had appearance of peripheral venous saline contrast injection in the left heart chambers within 3 cardiac cycles after its appearance in the right heart chambers despite absence of an intracardiac shunt. Thus, time of appearance of saline contrast in the left heart chambers should not be the sole criterion to distinguish intracardiac from intrapulmonary shunt.
Tasneem Z Naqvi; Tomoo Nagai; Shaul Atar; Robert J Siegel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-10     Completed Date:  2002-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / ultrasonography
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / physiopathology*
Sodium Chloride / diagnostic use
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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