Anyone had EKG with bubble test?

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   Posted 7/26/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the EKG done without the bubble test. They said the results said i had a hole in my heart.

I then took the air bubble test last week and got a call today saying that the test was fine, didn't show anything.

Does this mean I don't have a hole?

I'm so confused.

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   Posted 7/26/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
From what you have written here it seems your bubble test was normal which to me translates to no PFO. Remember I am not a Doctor.
Call your Dr. and ask for an explanation re why they said you had a PFO in the first place if they did not do the bubble test.
An echocardiogram can be done to diagnose a PFO. If the PFO is not easily seen, a cardiologist can perform a "bubble test." Saline solution (salt water) is injected into the body as the cardiologist watches the heart on an ultrasound (echocardiogram) monitor. If a PFO exists, tiny air bubbles will be seen moving from the right to left side of the heart.
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