transthoracic echocardiography


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the standard echocardiography recorded from echocardiographic "windows" on the chest wall, jugular notch, or epigastrium.

transthoracic echocardiography

Two-dimensional transthoracic color-flow Doppler echocardiography TTE Cardiology A noninvasive imaging technique used as a screening method for analyzing defects of locoregional fluid distribution or blood flow patterns–eg, pericardial effusion or aortic regurgitation; TTE is less sensitive than transesophagel color-flow Doppler echocardiography or spin-echo MRI in detecting thoracic aneurysms because of anatomic and technical drawbacks–eg, limited field of view Indications Assessment of: acute endocarditis, acute MI, aortic disease, cardiotoxic agents–adriamycin, corticosteroids, opiates, carbon monoxide, radiation, cardiomyopathy, CAD, congenital heart disease, hypertensive heart disease-left ventricular hypertrophy, intracardiac lesions–thrombi, embolism, masses–eg, myxoma, pericardial disease, post-heart transplant, prosthetic valves, valve disease, ventricular dysfunction

transthoracic echocardiography

Abbreviation: TTE
Echocardiography of the heart and great vessels by means of an ultrasonic transducer placed on the chest wall. Sound waves are transmitted to the underlying organs (e.g., the heart or aorta), and an image is constructed from those that rebound toward the transducer.
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Congenital heart diseases found by transthoracic echocardiography Groups Group A Group B (n=187) (n=113) (n=13) (n=13) Term Preterm Term Preterm Congenital baby baby baby baby heart disease (*) (%) (%) (%) (%) HLHS 1 (0.
With ever advancing equipment, increasing body of data obtained from both patients and athletes, and improving knowledge of differentiation techniques, transthoracic echocardiography remains a diagnostic tool-of-choice in distinguishing between cardiomyopathy and athlete's heart.
The selection of closure device was determined based on the diameter of patent arterial duct and the pattern of large patent ductus arteriosus measured using preoperative transthoracic echocardiography and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogaphy.
We did transthoracic echocardiography and TEE as well as balloon sizing the defect with stop flow technique [Fig-1] for measurement of defect.
000 Table 2: Difference in short and long axis dimensions of mitral valve in reference with Body surface area (BSA) taken from 2-D transthoracic echocardiography and direct intra-operative measurement.
The chapter on transthoracic echocardiography has no figures and is very unhelpful for a novice.
Furthermore, transthoracic echocardiography should be considered as an alternative non-invasive method to be used in the follow-up and evaluation of the thoracic aorta.
PDAs complicated by Eisenmenger's syndrome are very easy to detect on transthoracic echocardiography.
To determine the left atrial function index (LAFI), the investigators calculated the time-velocity integral for the left ventricular outflow tract, the left atrial end systolic volume (LAESV) and end diastolic volume (LAEDV), and the LAESV index measurements by using transthoracic echocardiography.

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