Bubble Echocardiogram

Bubble Echocardiogram

Assess for intracardiac shunts.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUBBLE CARDIAC  ULTRASOUND (BUBBLE ECHO)

  • The test takes approximately one hour.
  • There is NO preparation for this test.
  • Echocardiograms are performed while you are lying on your left side, although you may be asked to switch positions frequently so that the technician can image your heart from a variety of angles.
  • An IV line will also be started to be able to inject a harmless saline solution to enable the technician to evaluate the blood flow through the chambers of the heart.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TEST, PLEASE CALL (248) 545-0070 AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.