Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE); Echocardiogram - transthoracic; Doppler ultrasound of the heart; Surface echo
What the risks are
There are no known risks associated with this test.
Abnormal results may indicate heart valve disease,
- Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
Aortic dissection Aortic insufficiency Aortic stenosis Arrhythmias Arterial embolism Atrial fibrillation/flutter Atrial myxoma Atrial septal defect Cardiac tamponade Cardiomyopathy Coarctation of the aorta Heart attack Heart failure Hypertensive heart disease Mitral regurgitation; acute Mitral regurgitation; chronic Mitral stenosis Mitral valve prolapse Patent ductus arteriosus Patent foramen ovale Pericarditis; bacterial Pericarditis; constrictive Pericarditis; post-MI Peripartum cardiomyopathy Primary amyloidosis Pulmonary arterial hypertension Pulmonary valve stenosis Restrictive cardiomyopathy
- Right-sided heart failure
Secondary systemic amyloidosis Senile cardiac amyloidosis Stroke Tetralogy of Fallot Transient ischemic attack (TIA) Transposition of the great vessels Tricuspid regurgitation Ventricular septal defect
Review Date: 05/23/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.