Table 3

Quality, location and. indications for all TTEs performed (n=30)

ParameterN (%)
Quality
 Good13 (43.3)
 Fair8 (26.7)
 Poor7 (23.3)
 Not documented2 (6.7
Location
 ITU22 (74.2)
 General medical ward2 (6.5)
 Acute medical unit2 (6.5)
 Emergency department1 (3.2)
 Not documented3 (9.7)
Indication*
 Possible heart failure13 (43.3)
 Right heart function and possible strain8 (26.7)
 Overall cardiac function in ITU5 (16.7)
 Possible viral-related cardiac injury/myocarditis4 (13.3)
 Possible structural heart disease/valve abnormalities3 (10.0)
 Abnormal ECG2 (6.7)
 Possible intra-cardiac thrombus1 (3.3)
  • *Many TTE requests asked multiple questions, all of which have been expressed in the indications data displayed.

  • ITU, intensive treatment unit; TTE, transthoracic echocardiography.