Biplane transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of patent foramen ovale.

@article{Chenzbraun1993BiplaneTE,
  title={Biplane transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Adrian Chenzbraun and F. J. V. Pinto and Ingela Schnittger},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={1993},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={417-21}
}
Patent foramen ovale is associated with unexplained systemic embolic events or persistent hypoxemia. The diagnosis of a patient foramen ovale is based on the existence of an interatrial right-to-left shunt. Biplane transesophageal echocardiography with its increased ability to provide accurate anatomic detail may allow the visualization of the actual opening of the patent foramen ovale. In 19 patients with transesophageal positive contrast studies, we assessed the value of the vertical versus… CONTINUE READING