Agitated Saline Contrast Echocardiogram In Cardio-Pulmonary Evaluation

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  • Anish Hirachan
  • Ranjit Sharma Department of Intervention Cardiology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital , Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prabesh Neupane

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njh.v18i2.40405

Keywords:

Agitated saline , Intracardiac shunt

Abstract

Agitated saline contrast echocardiogram (ASC) is a very useful technique to detect various intracardiac and extra  cardiac  shunts  in  daily cardiology practice . Conventional 2D and color echocardiogram may not be well effective in ruling out various intracardiac shunts especially with patients having poor echo window.  The introduction of agitated saline with bubbles formed during the study can help delineate different right to left shunt physiology commonly like patent foramen ovale (PFO) which is often sought for in evaluation of cases  with young stroke . Various other etiologies like atrial septal defects, atrial septal aneurysm, large right to left shunts with eisenmengerisation can also be evaluated with this simple bedside study.

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Anish Hirachan

Department of Intervention Cardiology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital

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Published

2021-11-23

How to Cite

Hirachan, A., Sharma, R. ., & Neupane, P. . (2021). Agitated Saline Contrast Echocardiogram In Cardio-Pulmonary Evaluation. Nepalese Heart Journal, 18(2), 53–55. https://doi.org/10.3126/njh.v18i2.40405

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