Evaluation of Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography in 1,820 Consecutive Patients Using the 2011 Revised Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography

Study Questions:

What are the rates of appropriate and inappropriate utilization of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a series of consecutive patients, and what is the ability of the 2011 revised Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to fully classify a broad range of clinical presentations?