Echocardiogram/Echocardiography Scholarly journals
Echocardiogram is mostly refered as transthoracic echocardiogram. This noninvasive ultrasound of the chest uses sound waves to produce detailed images of heart and how it functions. A cardiologist can then determine whether all parts of the heart wall and heart valves are contributing normally to the heart as pumping activity. An echocardiogram can be used as part of a stress test. There are several other types of echocardiograms and those are: Transesophageal Echocardiogram In Transesophageal Echocardiogram or Transesophageal Ultrasound, a flexible tube is guided down the throat and produces images of heart from inside the body. This test shows clearer pictures of the heart, since the probe is located closer to the heart and the lungs and bones dont block the sound waves. This test also shows images from the back of the heart, which is often unable to be seen with a regular echocardiogram. A sedative and anesthetic applied to the throat are used to make patient comfortable during this test. Stress Echocardiogram Similar to a regular echocardiogram, this test looks at images of the heart before and during exercise, or stress, from riding a stationary bike or walking on a treadmill. For people who cannot comfortably exercise, a drug called Dobutamine can be given to simulate the effects of exercise. A stress echocardiogram measures the blood flow to various areas of the heart and can detect decreased blood flow due to plaque buildup in the arteries. International Journal of Cardiovascular Research emerges as a best indexed journal with impact factor compared to other competitive journals focusing on echocardiogram by bringing up the recent research to global scientific community through its publications. The papers submitted are undergone through perfect plagiarism checks, later peer reviewed by the expert group and published after through revisions.