What Is CT Angiography?
This is suitable screening for asymptomatic individuals with risk factors e.g. smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrol, obesity, strong family history; patients with unexplained symptoms such as chest pain, breathlessness, giddiness, palpitation, cold sweats, nausea, fatigue.
CT Angiography is performed in Toshiba 640-slice 4D CT Scanner Suite as a non-invasive procedure to determine whether either fatty or calcium deposits have built up in your coronary arteries. It is also used to exclude narrowing of the arteries as the cause of chest discomfort and detect other possible causes of symptoms.
It can provide important insights to doctors into the extent and nature of plaque formation with or without any narrowing of your coronary arteries.
After the CT Angiography is completed, you can return to your normal daily activities immediately.
Should I Perform CT Angiography?
We suggest the careful use of CT Coronary Angiography for patients who have:
Intermediate to high-risk profiles for coronary artery disease, but who do not have typical symptoms (especially chest pain, shortness of breath, or fatigue during heavy physical activity)
Unusual symptoms for coronary artery disease (such as chest pain unrelated to physical exertion), but low to intermediate risk profiles for coronary artery disease.
Unclear or inconclusive threadmil stress test
This is a test for patients with suspected serious heart artery blockages (diagnosed from stress test or CT angiogram), recent or previous heart attacks...Read More