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Microbubble Ultrasound Study


What is this test?
The microbubble study is a special procedure done under guidance, to detect a Patent Foramen Ovale - a potential opening between the two Atrial chambers of the heart not otherwise visible.

How is it done?
A small cannula is inserted into a vein, usually in your arm. A saline solution is injected - the passage of harmless, small micro-bubbles in the saline is detected through the heart using ultrasound. Please allow 30minutes for this procedure.

What to wear:
Usual daytime clothes. Ladies, please wear a separate top. A shirt will be provided for you to wear during the test.

Is there any preparation needed?
There is no preparation or aftercare required, so you can leave immediately after the procedure.

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