Comprehensive TTE Views

Parasternal

Parasternal Long Axis – Increased Depth

Initial image at maximum field depth to assess pleura and pericardium 

Acquisition: Parasternal window PLAX view Left sternal border, transducer face orientation toward right shoulder

Structures to demonstrate: Pericardial space Pleural space

Parasternal Long Axis

Reduce depth to display only LV, LA, MV. AOV. and RV

Acquisition: Parasternal window PLAX view Left sternal border, transducer orientation toward right shoulder, beam positioned perpendicular to left ventricle 

Structures to demonstrate: LA MV LV LVOT AV IVS RV

Apical

Subcostal

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