Echo Exam 1: Guiding Principles

The purpose of this series covering performing an Echocardiographic Exam is to assist the reader through the performance of both a basic and advanced transesophageal echocardiography examination as well as basic transthoracic echocardiography.

You will learn:

  • Guiding principles, including TEE and TTE probe manipulation, describing the pathology and defining the physiology of the patient
  • Presentation, and pre- and intra-operative considerations

Author(s): Robert H Thiele, MD

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Credit hours: .25

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.