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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 Arial chambers of the heart not otherwise visible.

How is it done?
The doctor will insert a small cannula into a vein usually in your arm. A normal 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 clothing with a separate top. The sonographer will provide an appropriate top 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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