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Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography with agitated saline injection to differentiate between atrial septal defects and echo drop-out artifacts.
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PMID:  25475478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The diagnosis of multiple atrial septal defects is less challenging with 3-D transesophageal echocardiography. However, the common occurrence of echo drop-out (acoustic shadow) artifacts with 3-D echocardiography can make the differentiation between a second defect and an artifact challenging. Agitated saline injection with direct visualization using 3-D echocardiography can help resolve this by allowing visualization of the bubbles crossing from true defects.
Aws Alherbish; Miriam Shanks; Jonathan Choy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1732.e3-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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