Comparison of transcranial Doppler ultrasound and transesophageal contrast echocardiography in the detection of interatrial right-to-left shunts.

@article{Nemec1991ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of transcranial Doppler ultrasound and transesophageal contrast echocardiography in the detection of interatrial right-to-left shunts.},
  author={J J Nemec and Thomas H Marwick and Ronald J. Lorig and Mike Davison and Marc Chimowitz and H. Litowitz and Ernesto E. Salcedo},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={68 15},
  pages={1498-502}
}
Transesophageal contrast echocardiography is an effective but semiinvasive technique for the detection of interatrial right-to-left shunts. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound is an alternative noninvasive method, but may be limited by false-positive diagnoses due to intrapulmonary shunting. This study examined the accuracy of transcranial Doppler for the… CONTINUE READING