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When two or more contiguous segments are not seen : Case 1

Contrast Echocardiography for assessment of LV structure and function


Patient Description

An everyday patient at the echo lab…!


Without contrast:

  • Difficult to measure EF
  • Visually assessed  EF judged to be slightly decreased

Contrast echo:

  • Using 1 ml SonoVue bolus iv
  • EF could be measured

Measuring EF using Contrast
Contrast Echo Box : Atlas


Contrast Echo Box : Atlas     Contrast Echo Box : Atlas

In this case, CE changed the assessment of LV function!

Contrast Echo Box : Atlas