Intraoperative contrast echocardiography with intravenous optison does not cause hemodynamic changes during cardiac surgery.

@article{Erb2001IntraoperativeCE,
  title={Intraoperative contrast echocardiography with intravenous optison does not cause hemodynamic changes during cardiac surgery.},
  author={Jeremy M Erb and Jack S. Shanewise},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={595-600}
}
BACKGROUND The echocardiographic contrast agent Optison may be useful in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This study investigates its effects on hemodynamics, cardiac performance, and oxygenation in this group of patients. METHODS Parameters of hemodynamic stability, cardiac performance, and oxygenation were measured in 57 patients by transesophageal… CONTINUE READING