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2D (Transthoracic) Echocardiogram

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About 2D (Transthoracic) Echocardiograms

​​​​​​​​Location

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
Gerrard Building - 3rd Floor at the Echocardiography Lab
​Clinic Directions​

​Occasionally the test may be done in the Ambulatory Cardiac Clinic on 5NU.

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
East Wing - 5th at the Echocardiography Lab​​


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What We Do

A 2D (Transthoracic) Echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to take a picture of the heart.   A probe is placed on the chest or in the esophagus, and high frequency sound waves – higher than the human ear can pick up – are sent into the body towards the heart. As the sound goes through the different areas of the body, part of it bounces back to the probe and is interpreted by the ultrasound machine into images of the heart and its blood flow


Hours & Contact:

Toronto General Hospital
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 416 340 4026

Toronto Western Hospital
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5544

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