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Left ventricular endocardial definition enhancement using perflutren microsphere contrast echocardiography during peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membranous oxygenation.
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PMID:  20545990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Contrast echocardiography provides incremental benefit in patients with nondiagnostic imaging, particularly in the intensive care setting. There are minimal data regarding its use in patients on mechanical cardiac support devices. This case highlights the additional diagnostic information provided with contrast-enhanced imaging in a patient with shock, supported by a peripherally cannulated extra-corporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) device. The signal persistence was reduced compared to the conventional setting, as anticipated but the concentration of perflutren microspheres remained sufficient to provide satisfactory endocardial definition, despite passage through a centrifugal pump. There was no adverse affect on the patient's cardiorespiratory status or ECMO function.
Authors:
David Platts; John F Fraser; Daniel Mullany; Darryl Burstow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Echocardiography, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. david_platts@health.qld.gov.au
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