TITLE

How dangerous is echocardiographic contrast?

AUTHOR(S)
Marwick, Thomas H.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Heart;Dec2008, Vol. 94 Issue 12, p1522
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the safety of contrast agents in echocardiography. He reviewed some basic science literature concerning side effects of echocardiographic contrast media, which he noted were not well founded. He also cited studies which indicated no serious complications, as well as a study on the real time contrast echocardiography published within the issue. He contends that any parenteral agents needs to be used discriminately and with due concern for potential side effects.
ACCESSION #
36855607

 

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