Indications and Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Intensive Care Patients: Systematic Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cobo-Molinos Jesús
Neurotraumatológico Hospital Complex of Jaén, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 18, 2017; Accepted date: February 08, 2017; Published date: February 15, 2017
Citation: Cobo-Molinos J, Cobo-Molinos A (2017) Indications and Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Intensive Care Patients: Systematic Review. J Med Diagn Meth 6: 236. doi:10.4172/2168-9784.1000236
Copyright: © 2017 Cobo-Molinos Jesús. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Transesophageal echocardiography is one of the techniques used daily for the study of almost all cardiovascular diseases, being an interesting tool in intensive medicine thanks to the contribution of better images and reaching certain areas of the heart that are inaccessible to conventional echocardiography. In some countries, transesophageal echocardiography is a rare technique, so some doctors are not familiar with it. This paper aims to briefly review the main indications of this study.