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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.



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 and Extra-pericardial structures


Volume status

Right ventricle systolic pressure

Cardiac output

The five most important things you need to know 

Images library


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