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The five most important things you need to know 

Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

Indications for echocardiography, TTE versus TEE

Preparation of the patient

Main echocardiographic imaging planes

Chambers evaluation

Valves evaluation



Volume status


Right ventricle systolic pressure

Cardiac output

Images library

Clinical cases

Cases for tests 

Each of these five blocks represents a panel of frequent echocardiographic diseases. To assess your capabilities in the interpretation of transthoracic echocardiography images, you can take the corresponding test on coursework:

To pass the evaluation, you will need to achieve a score>80%.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Key words: echocardiography, focused, critically ill, icu, tte, goal-directed, point-of-care, critical care, ultrasound 

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