transthoracic

adjective

trans·​tho·​rac·​ic ˌtran(t)s-thə-ˈra-sik How to pronounce transthoracic (audio)
: done or made by way of the thoracic cavity
transthoracically adverb

Examples of transthoracic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That screening included a transthoracic echocardiogram to look at blood flow through the heart and heart valves, and an EKG, a recording of the heart’s electrical activity. cleveland, 27 July 2023 The screening included a transthoracic echocardiogram, which looks at blood flow through the heart and heart valves, and EKG, which is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity, the source said, and both screenings came back with normal results. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 27 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transthoracic was in 1905

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“Transthoracic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transthoracic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

transthoracic

adjective
trans·​tho·​rac·​ic -thə-ˈras-ik How to pronounce transthoracic (audio)
1
: performed or made by way of the thoracic cavity
2
: crossing or having connections that cross the thoracic cavity
a transthoracic pacemaker
transthoracically adverb
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