A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is the most common type of echocardiogram, which is a still or moving image of the internal parts of the heart using ultrasound.
Transthoracic Echocardiogram is often abbreviated as TTE. Even with it's long name, it is still the most common type of echocardiogram.
Views of the heart are obtained by moving a transducer over different locations on your chest or abdominal wall. If any lungs or ribs block the view, a small amount of intravenous dye may be used to improve the images.
It is a painless test similar to X-ray, but without the radiation.
Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.
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