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Can my cardio determine the size of my Atrial Septal Aneurysm from a regular echo? Doing bubble study to rule out PFO. He says no need for TEE. :-/

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Echo for PFO

An echo is done with the ultrasound probe on the chest wall.
The quality of the image depends on the "window" between your ribs. It is usually not easy to see the atrial septum well. Transesophageal echo (TEE) with the probe in the esophagus gives much more detailed images. One question, though, is whether TEE would change anything about plans for your treatment. Send me more details?

In brief: Echo for PFO

An echo is done with the ultrasound probe on the chest wall.
The quality of the image depends on the "window" between your ribs. It is usually not easy to see the atrial septum well. Transesophageal echo (TEE) with the probe in the esophagus gives much more detailed images. One question, though, is whether TEE would change anything about plans for your treatment. Send me more details?
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