This tutorial provides a review of agents used to enhance imaging during transthoracic echocardiography. The primary focus will be agents that provide left ventricular opacification, and secondary review of agitated saline for the assessment of intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunts. Finally, practical tips will be reviewed for contrast administration and the optimization of two-dimensional contrast images.
- Describe the indications and limitations for contrast agents used in echocardiography
- Identify the procedures for administrating contrast agents for optimal image quality
Amy L. Dichak, R.D.C.S., F.A.S.E.
Clinical Systems Specialist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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