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Echo Bubble / Contrast Study

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Echo Bubble / Contrast Study

 

A link has been documented that a 'hole in the heart' can be a potential cause of small strokes or nasty migraines.

 

A patent foramen ovale can be difficult to distinguish by echo alone, but administering of agitated saline solution can easily identify this.

 

If indicated the patient can undergo a simple procedure to close the defect.

 

These tests are non-invasive but involve a needle to administer fluids for the procedure.


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