Welcome to the Virtual Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Web site. This site provides teaching resources that can be used by medical educators in the classroom, and by trainees for self-study.
Ongoing financial support for the development of this website is gratefully acknowledged from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Innovation Fund.
These 1-day courses are designed to introduce physicians involved in the acute care of patients to the theory and practice of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FOCUS). The courses will take place on Jan 24, Mar 7 and June 6, 2015. Download the course brochure.
The FOCUS module has been updated to include pathology sections for the assessment of left ventricular global and regional function, right ventricular dysfunction and hypovolemia, in addition to the section on pericardial effusion and tamponade.
Updating the TTE FOCUS Views app: Users who are updating the TTE FOCUS Views app from the previous version, please delete the app from your iPad and then reinstall the new version from your purchased apps in the App Store. If you simply update the app, there is a problem accessing the normal TTE views. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working on a solution for this problem.
This site contains two interactive modules for teaching transthoracic ultrasound. There are currently two modules for learning the sonoanatomy of the normal heart:
These modules provide a 3D model of the heart allowing the user to visualize the relationship between the probe and echo plane and the heart, and relate the cardiac structures in the TTE image to 3D model. As with our Virtual TEE site, future modules will cover alternate TTE views and colour Doppler, as well as examples of cardiac pathology.