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I would explain as follows:
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I reviewed carefully your cardiac ultrasound report and would explain that there is evidence of a transpulmonary shunt from the right to the left, but without any specifications regarding the location of this abnormal communication.
If this shunt would exist in the level of a atrial or interventricular septum or at the level of great blood vessels, this would have been described in the echo report.
So, there is a certain probability that its location is next to the small vessels.
For this reason, I would recommend performing a TEE in order to examine better the heart anatomy and investigate for any possible malformations .
From the other hand, in order to correctly explore at the level of smaller blood vessels, it would be advisable to undergo a cardiac MRI or a chest angio CT scan.
You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.
Hope to have been helpful!
Wishing good health,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist