An imaging enhancement agent is used to enhance the pictures taken of your heart during your test. This helps the doctor to see how well your heart is working.
Please talk to a member of your health care team if you have questions. Do this before you are given the agent.
Before Using This Agent
Tell your sonographer or nurse if you:
Are pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant, or are nursing.
Have a hypersensitivity to perflutren.
Proper Use of This Agent
The imaging enhancement agent is given once through your IV during the test. It is short-acting. It should fully leave your system within 10-15 minutes after it is given to you.
Please let the health care team know if you begin to have any of these rare side effects:
Shortness of breath
Hives or rash