"Pre-eclampsia is a real-life 'stress test' and the use of transthoracic
echocardiography could help us detect early consequences on the heart before women experience symptoms," said co-author Archana Selvakumar Thayaparan.
We are using transthoracic
echo as routine during ASD device closure and trans-esophageal echo only if transthoracic
echo is suboptimal for the last ten years and now also being reported in literature21.
images were obtained using the Philips iE33 (Andover, MA).
 In this case, ultrasound-guided transthoracic
tru-cut biopsy (TTTCB) procedure may be used.
Baykan A et al reported that transcatheter PDA closure in children without using femoral artery, under the guidance of transthoracic
echocardiography and aortogram in the return phase is an effective and reliable method.8 Another study reported successful use of this technique in extremely premature infants.9 Chen et al showed the efficacy of transvenous route as only approach in grown up patients.10 In Pakistan, it is a common practice to take both arterial and venous access.11,12 We performed PDA device occlusion taking only venous access.
Comparing outcomes after transthoracic
and transhiatal esophagectomy: A 5-year prospective cohort of 17,395 patients.
The patients were diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic
Serial measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction either by transthoracic
echocardiogram or by radionuclide angiocardiography, as done in patients receiving doxorubicin, may be a useful modality in monitoring patients planned for bevacizumab therapy via any route while the search for more sensitive and reliable predictors of eventual left ventricular dysfunction continues.
Due to its location, Eustachian valve is easily seen by transesophageal and transthoracic
echocardiography when a subcostal view is used [2, 3].
fine needle aspiration cytology (PTFNAC) of the lung as a diagnostic method has gained increasing acceptance in the recent years.
The patient underwent a transthoracic
echocardiogram revealing a normal ejection fraction without evidence of a VSD.
These findings were consistent with a transthoracic
echocardiogram, which showed an estimated ejection fraction of 10-15% (Figure 2).