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This website objective is to provide the basis for the performance of goal-directed TTE, and recognizing normal from abnormal images. 

Remember that experience is the key in echo, and that a reference echo should always be asked for confirmation of abnormal findings.



The five most important things you need to know 

Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

Basic physic principles

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


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