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The sensitivity of contrast echocardiography in detecting intracardiac shunts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  455426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While contrast echocardiography has been shown to delineate intracardiac shunts, no information is available concerning the sensitivity of the method. This study establishes the relative sensitivity of the technique in detecting and localizing shunts by comparing the contrast echocardiograms with the simultaneously recorded cardiogreen dye curves in 26 children during cardiac catheterization. The echocardiograms substantiated isolated intracardiac shunting as small as 5%. There were no false-positive or false-negative echocardiograms in patients with or without shunt defects. This report demonstrates the contrast echocardiographic technique to be extremely sensitive in detecting intracardiac communications. It reviews the diagnostic patterns necessary for diagnosis and proposes the technique as a sensitive, safe, and accurate alternate method of study in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
D R Pieroni; P J Varghese; R M Freedom; R D Rowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-17     Completed Date:  1979-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects / diagnosis*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis
Indocyanine Green / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
3599-32-4/Indocyanine Green

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