Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE); Echocardiogram – transthoracic; Doppler ultrasound of the heart; Surface echo
Definition of Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain image and involves no radiation exposure.
Larry A. Weinrauch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Outcomes Research, Watertown, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/15/2009