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What kind of ultrasound is it when they do the bubble study on your heart?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Bubble crossing

It is called saline contrast study.
Saline with a tiny amount of air is agitated and injected into the vein. This can be well seen by echo. If it crosses from the right heart chambers to the left then it is an indication of a hole in the heart which could potentially carry a blood clot from the right side to the left side of the heart and then to the brain. This is an uncommon cause for stroke.

In brief: Bubble crossing

It is called saline contrast study.
Saline with a tiny amount of air is agitated and injected into the vein. This can be well seen by echo. If it crosses from the right heart chambers to the left then it is an indication of a hole in the heart which could potentially carry a blood clot from the right side to the left side of the heart and then to the brain. This is an uncommon cause for stroke.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Bubble echo

It's an echocardiogram.
Ultrasound of your heart with saline infusion, looking for a whole in the muscle between 2 chambers.

In brief: Bubble echo

It's an echocardiogram.
Ultrasound of your heart with saline infusion, looking for a whole in the muscle between 2 chambers.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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