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Three Minute Review: Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography Standard Views

posted on 2017-10-03, 16:06 authored by Abdelhadi Ismail, Sunil Ohri
In these diagrams, the authors explain the rationale for the different echocardiographic views using simple drawings. Understanding the position of the probe relative to the heart in the different views will hopefully make it easier for the reader to reconstruct the view in their mind. Also, the analogous transesophageal or transthoracic view is presented, with the intent of making the views from each approach easier to memorize and recall.
Glossary of TTE and TEE (TOE) Abbreviations.
TTE-Views1 Transthoracic Echocardiography Views: Parasternal and Apical Windows
TTE-Views2 Transthoracic Echocardiography Views: Apical, Subcostal, Right Parasternal, and Suprasternal Windows
TEE-Views1 Transesophageal Echocardiography Views: Midesophageal and Transgastric Windows
TEE-Views2 Transesophageal Echocardiography Views: Transgastric Window and Midesophageal Aortic Views


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