Usage of CT scan by apexcardiology


Using computed tomography and advanced computer software, we can now obtain a non-invasive image of the beating heart. This allows you to obtain detailed information about the structure of a patient's heart and coronary arteries, which until recently, was only available by an invasive coronary angiogram.

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Cardiology is the specialization in medicine that deals with the study of cardiovascular illness,
the care of all things related to the heart. Cardiology also includes arteries and is used to
diagnose and treat conditions like blockages. However, cardiologists shouldn’t be confused with
cardiac surgeons who perform heart surgeries, while cardiologists perform tests and procedures
like angioplasty. Cardiology researches, diagnoses and treats heart injuries and diseases as well
as their causes. A cardiologist will treat ones’ heart problem while staying aware of other
conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other factors that risk
damaging the heart. Some risk factors include a family history of heart disease, obesity, cigarette
smoking, poor diet and a sedentary life style. Since cardiology is a specialized field of medicine,
one should not necessarily rely on ones’ regular health care provider to care for ones’ heart. In
fact, he or she may be able to deal with minor problems, but will usually refer a patient to a
specialist if the symptoms appear to be serious. A specialist can inform ones’ doctor about new
drugs or tests that may be beneficial to one, or he or she may request an ECG or blood tests and
study the results. Los Angeles Cardiologists are talented and accredited cardiologists who have
extensive experience in all aspects of cardiology.

Cardiologists use many diagnostic tests like ECGs and angiography to diagnose heart conditions.
Until recently, the only way to confirm the presence of coronary artery disease was to get a
cardiac catheterization or conventional angiogram. These invasive procedures require a lot of
dye, large needle in the groin, bed rest for 6-8 hours and an overnight stay in the hospital. Today,
by using the ultrafast, 64 Slice CT scanner physicians can image the heart and its blood vessels
without blurring. Then, using advanced computer technology, the information can be
reconstructed into 2-D and 3-D views of the heart and coronary arteries showing narrowing that
can indicate early coronary artery disease. The 64 Slice CT Scan technology operates 4-64 times
faster than other standard CT scanners. The 64 Slice CT scanner is a large round doughnut-
shaped machine with a large opening. The patient lies on a comfortable table that will slide in
and out of the round opening. The CT will obtain images from hundreds of angles that are
reconstructed by a computer. Modern CT scanners are so fast that they can scan through the
large sections of the body in just a few seconds. The 64 Slice CT Scan is less invasive and
produces excellent imaging.

Keywords: 64 Slice CT Scan, Los Angeles Cardiologists

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