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This website objective is to give you the fundamentals for performing goal-directed TTE, and recognizing normal from abnormal images. 
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== [[The five most important things to know|The five most&nbsp;important things you need to&nbsp;know&nbsp;]]  ==
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== Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)  ==
== Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)  ==
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== [[The ten most important things to know|The five most&nbsp;important things you need to&nbsp;know&nbsp;]] ==
 
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== [[Clinical cases|Clinical cases]]  ==
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== Cases for tests&nbsp;  ==
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Each of these five blocks represents a panel of frequent echocardiographic diseases. To assess your capabilities in the interpretation of transthoracic echocardiography images, you can take the corresponding&nbsp;test on coursework:
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[https://coursework.stanford.edu/portal/site/Echocardiography%20in%20ICU https://coursework.stanford.edu/portal/site/Echocardiography%20in%20ICU].
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To pass the evaluation, you will need to achieve a score&gt;80%.
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[[Clinical cases block 1|Block 1]]
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Key words: echocardiography, focused, critically ill, icu, tte, goal-directed, point-of-care, critical care, ultrasound&nbsp;

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Contents

The five most important things you need to know 


Basic Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

Indications for echocardiography, TTE versus TEE

Preparation of the patient

Main echocardiographic imaging planes

Chambers evaluation

Valves evaluation

Pericardium



Hemodynamics

Volume status

Tamponade

Right ventricle systolic pressure

Cardiac output


Images library

Clinical cases

Cases for tests 

Each of these five blocks represents a panel of frequent echocardiographic diseases. To assess your capabilities in the interpretation of transthoracic echocardiography images, you can take the corresponding test on coursework:

https://coursework.stanford.edu/portal/site/Echocardiography%20in%20ICU.

To pass the evaluation, you will need to achieve a score>80%.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5


Key words: echocardiography, focused, critically ill, icu, tte, goal-directed, point-of-care, critical care, ultrasound 

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