Table 2: Indications for preoperative focused TTE in 100 patients who received focused transthoracic echocardiography in the preoperative clinic.

Indication %
Not indicated Age >65 years, no cardiac disease suspected 20
Indicated cardiac disease suspected 80
Signs and/or symptoms of cardiac disease 26
Known cardiac disease but suspecte deterioration 15
Murmum on auscultation (not previously documented) 15
Abnormal cardiac investigation (not echo) 8
Unable to exercise and cardiac disease suspected 9
Pulmonary hypertension and/or RV failure suspected 5
Previous peri-operative cardiac complication(s) 2
Total 100

RV: Right Ventricular