Contrast echocardiography

  • J. P. M. Hamer
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 109)


Spontaneous contrast can be seen in the heart if flow velocities are very low such as in the LA in mitral stenosis (Fig. 4-1, 4-2) and in the LV in dilating cardiomyopathy. Also with TEE from prosthetic valves, spontaneous contrast can be found. If good quality pictures can be made, spontaneaous contrast can also be found in a normal IVC and in normal liver veins.


Hepatic Vein Dilate Cardiomyopathy Prosthetic Valve Doppler Echocardiography Mitral Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. M. Hamer
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  1. 1.Thoraxcentre, Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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