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Revision as of 13:31, 22 July 2009

This website objective is to give you the fundamentals for performing goal-directed TTE, and recognizing normal from abnormal images. 

Remember that experience is the key in echo, and that you should always ask for a reference echo when needed.


 


Contents

Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

Basic physic principles

Indications for echocardiography, TTE versus TEE

Preparation of the patient

Main echocardiographic imaging planes

Chamber evaluation

Valve evaluation

Pericardium



Hemodynamics

Volume status

Tamponade

Right ventricle systolic pressure

Cardiac output


The five most important things you need to know 

Images library

Quizz

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