10. Transcranial Doppler in the Detection and Quantitation of Patent Foramen Ovale and Other Right-to-Left Circulatory Shunts

  1. Andrei V. Alexandrov MD, RVT Professor Director3,4
  1. Annabelle Lao MD Attending Neurologist1,
  2. Cindy J. Fuller PHD Research Scientist2 and
  3. Jill T. Jesurum PHD Director2

Published Online: 24 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327373.ch10

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lao, A., Fuller, C. J. and Jesurum, J. T. (2011) Transcranial Doppler in the Detection and Quantitation of Patent Foramen Ovale and Other Right-to-Left Circulatory Shunts, in Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition (ed A. V. Alexandrov), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327373.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

  2. 4

    Neurovascular Ultrasound Laboratory, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Santo Thomas University, Manila, Philippines

  2. 2

    Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195768

Online ISBN: 9781444327373

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Keywords:

  • Transcranial Doppler in the Detection and Quantitation of Patent Foramen Ovale and Other Right-to-Left Circulatory Shunts;
  • Prevalence of PFO;
  • PFO and ischemic stroke;
  • PFO and migraine;
  • PFO and decompression sickness;
  • Methods of PFO detection;
  • Contrast-enhanced TCD detection of right-to-left shunts;
  • Shunt grading/quantitation;
  • Clinical applications of TCD in RLS detection and quantitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence of PFO

  • PFO and ischemic stroke

  • PFO and migraine

  • PFO and decompression sickness

  • Methods of PFO detection

  • Contrast-enhanced TCD detection of right-to-left shunts

  • Shunt grading/quantitation

  • Clinical applications of TCD in RLS detection and quantitation

  • Summary

  • References