Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), also known as cardiac ultrasound or ‘echo’, is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound to capture moving images of your heart using high frequency sound waves that are transmitted into the body.
The Cardiac technologist will ask you to undress to the waist. 10 electrodes (sticky tabs) will be attached to your chest. An ECG (tracing of your heart) will be taken whilst you are lying down and resting.