Cardiac imaging using Optison.

  title={Cardiac imaging using Optison.},
  author={Louise N. Clark and Howard C. Dittrich},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={86 4A},
Optison (human albumin microspheres; Mallinckrodt Inc., San Diego, CA) is an injectable suspension contrast agent indicated for use in left-ventricular chamber opacification and endocardial-border delineation. Substantial proportions of patients undergoing echocardiography have inadequate endocardial delineation and, therefore, wall motion (including stress echocardiography) without contrast. The extent of use of Optison for its current indications is likely to vary, and its use will depend… CONTINUE READING