Heart and Vascular Center


A transthoracic test takes “moving pictures” of the heart with sound waves to determine if your heart is working properly.

Performed on an outpatient basis, a transthoracic test will show the following:

  • The size and shape of your heart
  • How well your heart is working overall
  • If a wall or section of heart muscle is weak and not working correctly
  • If you have problems with your heart’s valves
  • If you have a blood clot