Basic Echocardiography for Beginners

Learn how to get the standard transthoracic (TTE) and transeshophageal (TEE/TOE) views.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (203 ratings)
4,002 students
Basic Echocardiography for Beginners
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (203 ratings)
4,002 students
Learn the basic echocardiographic views of the heart and be able to get them, even if you've never held a probe before.

Requirements

  • Nothing at all. This is a course for the absolute beginner.
Description

This is a course for the absolute beginner who wants to learn what the basic echocardiography views are, how to get them, and which structures can be seen in each view. This is for young cardiolgists or sonographers who are starting out, or for established anaesthesiologists, intensivists or ER physicians who want to learn a life-saving new skill. It's not for established echocardiographers.

Who this course is for:
  • Students, doctors or sonographers who are starting out in echocardiography and want to learn the basic views.
Course content
2 sections • 31 lectures • 40m total length
  • Introduction
    00:45
  • Anatomy
    02:04
  • Probe movements
    01:16
  • Left parasternal long-axis view
    03:24
  • Left parasternal short-axis view
    03:03
  • Apical four-chamber view
    01:31
  • Apical five-chamber view
    00:48
  • Apical two-chamber view
    00:48
  • Apical three-chamber view
    01:44
  • Subcostal view
    02:28
  • Suprasternal view
    02:20
  • Bonus lecture: what to do next
    02:44
  • Introduction
    03:45
  • Midesophageal four chamber view
    01:00
  • Midesophageal mitral commissure view
    01:05
  • Midesophageal two chamber view
    00:31
  • Midesophageal long axis view
    00:45
  • Midesophageal RV inflow-outflow view
    00:53
  • Midesophageal bicaval view
    00:26
  • Midesophageal ascending aortic long axis view
    00:56
  • Midesophageal ascending aortic short axis view
    00:39
  • Aortic valve short axis view
    00:47
  • Upper esophageal aortic arch long axis view
    00:52
  • Upper esophageal aortic arch short axis view
    00:32
  • Descending Aortic long axis view
    00:36
  • Descending Aortic short axis view
    00:50
  • Transgastric mid short axis view
    01:30
  • Transgastric basal short axis view
    00:24
  • Transgastric two chamber view
    00:33
  • Transgastric long axis view
    00:36
  • Transgastric RV inflow view
    00:45

Instructor
Cardiologist and software developer
Mohamed El Wazir
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 279 Reviews
  • 4,126 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm a 31 year-old Egyptian cardiologist with over 7 years of experience. I'm also a computer programmer; web developer; and 2D/3D graphic designer, and I'm always striving to bring my two worlds together. I got the idea for VirtualEcho back when I was a resident cardiologist, struggling with echocardiography like everybody else, and decided I could do something to help make it easier for people to learn.