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bubble tests

I suffered a full stroke in September.  In September, my hospital doctor perfomed a bubble test with the ultrasound probe placed on my head artery. When he injected bubles, he explained if we heard the bubbles on the ultrasound it meant they must have passed through a hole in my heart. There were certainly a lot of bubbles and he said it proved conclusively to him I must have a medium to large size PFO.

$ weeks letter, having being referred to a cardiologist for further tests, they also injected me with bubbles, this time with ultrasound probe on my chest, they say they couldn't see a single bubble. Also had a TOE test at same time which showed nothing abnormal. I can't seem to get an answer  as to why one test apparewntly "proved" conclusively i MUST have a PFO. another tests shows no sign whatsoever. Does anyone have any ideas?
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