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Echocardiography

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Shariff Tanious

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Echocardiography

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

What's the big deal?
Transthoracic
Echocardiography

Transesophageal
Echocardiography

Doppler Flow
Echocardiography

Indications
Ultrasound examination of the heart
High frequency sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer
Allows for global and detailed examination of structure and function
Technical approaches
Processing modes
Transthoracic Echocardiography
Most common approach
Transducer is placed on the chest wall
Doppler Flow
Echocardiography
Fluid movement through the heart
Ultrasound computer measures direction and speed of fluid flow
Is displayed in a color gradient
Transesophageal
Echocardiography
Transducer passed down esophagus
Shows clearer picture of heart
Sedation necessary
Intraoperative use
stress echocardiogram can cause dizziness, low blood pressure
Questions?
4 'standard' views
Parasternal Long axis
Apical 4 chamber
Parasternal Short axis
Subxyphoid
Shariff F. Tanious
TTE is better for non-invasive, global evaluation of cardiac function
TEE is a better tool for accurate diagnostic information
Contraindications to TEE
Better acoustic window with reduced acoustic impedance
Active UGI bleeds
Esophageal obstruction
Poor cardiopulmonary status
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