• invasive
  • Unfortunately, less invasive and expensive testing, such as transthoracic echocardiography and CT scanning are generally less sensitive. (wikipedia.org)
  • This fellowship consists of at least eight months of adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, one month dedicated to transesophageal echocardiography, one month in cardiothoracic intensive care unit and two months of elective rotation which includes inpatient or outpatient cardiology or pulmonary medicine, invasive cardiology, medical or surgical critical care and extracorporeal perfusion technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is not invasive (does not involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects. (wikipedia.org)