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Embolic occlusion of a patent foramen ovale: a cause of false negative contrast echocardiogram.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1510862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 74-year-old man who had dyspnea and cyanosis demonstrated venous thrombosis and multiple lung ventilation-perfusion mismatches suggesting pulmonary emboli. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a right atrial mass and a microbubble contrast study did not reveal right-to-left shunt. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed an embolus entrapped in the foramen ovale projecting into the left atrium that was subsequently removed. Embolic occlusion of patent foramen ovale is an important cause of false negative microbubble contrast study.
Authors:
K G Gin; C R Thompson; J Jue; H Ling
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:  5     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     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:  444-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Saint Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Echocardiography* / methods
False Negative Reactions
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications,  ultrasonography*
Humans
Male
Pulmonary Embolism / ultrasonography*

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