Assessment of the vascularity of a left atrial mass using myocardial perfusion contrast echocardiography

Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, Mathieu Bernier, Abhijeet Dhoble, Sunil V. Mankad, Sharon L. Mulvagh

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Abstract

Emerging applications of myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) include the evaluation of myocardial perfusion, the improvement of the definition of intracavitary structures, and evaluation of the relative perfusion of a cardiac mass. We present a case of a patient that was found incidentally to have a cardiac mass on transthoracic echocardiography. MCE was used to evaluate the vascularity of the mass. This case is compared with another patient with a left atrial thrombus, which represents an "avascular" cardiac mass by MCE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiac masses
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Myocardial perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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