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TTE : Transthoracic Echocardiogram

Transthoracic Echocardiogram TTE

A transthoracic echo TTE is a clinical procedure that’s done to evaluate the structure and function of the heart. It is the most common noninvasive type of echocardiogram, which uses high frequency soundwaves (ultrasound) to create a moving picture of your heart through the chest wall.

Which ultrasound scanner is used for transthoracic echo TTE?

The SIFULTRAS-5.34 provides real time imaging of all four chambers and all four valves. Other visible structures on TTE include the aorta, the pericardium, pleural effusions, ascites, and inferior vena cava.

TTE using ultrasound is done to examine suspected problems with the valves or chambers of the heart, as well as the heart’s ability to pump blood. An important purpose is to identify potential causes of stroke.

Moreover, the ultrasound device can detect weakness of the heart, cardiac tumors and a variety of other findings can be diagnosed with a TTE.

With advanced measurements of the movement of the tissue with time, ultrasound can measure diastolic function, fluid status, and ventricular dyssynchrony.

Plus, a linear color Doppler probe of 7.5 – 10 MHz helps physicians assess the overall function of your heart, determine the presence of many types of heart disease and to follow the progress of heart valve disease over time.

Consequently, to evaluate the effectiveness of medical or surgical treatment.

It aid them estimate the amount of blood pumped out of the left ventricle with each heartbeat, evaluate heart size and heart valve function but also to identify areas of poor blood flow in the heart and areas of heart muscle that are not contracting normally. Enlargement/hypertrophy of the heart and infiltration of the heart from an abnormal substance (eg amyloidosis).

Further, to examine previous injury to the heart muscle caused by impaired blood flow or evidence of congestive heart failure as well.

A trained sonographer performs the test. A heart doctor (cardiologist) interprets the results.

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Doctors, radiologists or medical staff must have the proper training and skills to perform the procedure with each ultrasound scanner device.

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