Basic Echocardiography for Beginners

Learn how to get the standard transthoracic (TTE) and transeshophageal (TEE/TOE) views.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (181 ratings)
3,826 students
Basic Echocardiography for Beginners
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (181 ratings)
3,827 students
Learn the basic echocardiographic views of the heart and be able to get them, even if you've never held a probe before.


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

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.
2 sections • 31 lectures • 40m total length
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Probe movements
  • Left parasternal long-axis view
  • Left parasternal short-axis view
  • Apical four-chamber view
  • Apical five-chamber view
  • Apical two-chamber view
  • Apical three-chamber view
  • Subcostal view
  • Suprasternal view
  • Bonus lecture: what to do next
  • Introduction
  • Midesophageal four chamber view
  • Midesophageal mitral commissure view
  • Midesophageal two chamber view
  • Midesophageal long axis view
  • Midesophageal RV inflow-outflow view
  • Midesophageal bicaval view
  • Midesophageal ascending aortic long axis view
  • Midesophageal ascending aortic short axis view
  • Aortic valve short axis view
  • Upper esophageal aortic arch long axis view
  • Upper esophageal aortic arch short axis view
  • Descending Aortic long axis view
  • Descending Aortic short axis view
  • Transgastric mid short axis view
  • Transgastric basal short axis view
  • Transgastric two chamber view
  • Transgastric long axis view
  • Transgastric RV inflow view

Cardiologist and software developer
Mohamed El Wazir
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 251 Reviews
  • 3,931 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.