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Cardiac CT Angiogram

Hull Cardiology, a prominent healthcare facility specialising in heart health, provides an advanced diagnostic service known as Cardiac CT Angiogram. This state-of-the-art procedure is available to patients in Hull and its surrounding areas, offering a non-invasive way to examine the coronary arteries for signs of coronary artery disease (CAD), one of the leading causes of heart-related illnesses and fatalities globally.

Understanding Cardiac CT Angiogram

A Cardiac CT Angiogram is a sophisticated imaging technique that uses computed tomography (CT) technology to capture high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the heart and its blood vessels. Unlike traditional catheter angiography, which requires threading a catheter through the blood vessels to the heart, a CT angiogram is non-invasive and significantly less risky.

The procedure involves the patient being placed inside a CT scanner, where multiple X-ray images are taken from different angles. A contrast dye is usually injected into the bloodstream through an IV to enhance the visibility of the coronary arteries. The resulting images provide detailed information about the condition of the coronary arteries, including the presence of plaque buildup, blockages, and other abnormalities.

CT Scan

Book a consultation with Dr. Raj Chelliah who will help you go through your symptoms and guide further investigations, and treatment, if required.

The Procedure

The procedure typically involves inserting a catheter through a small incision in the groin or wrist and guiding it to the heart under X-ray guidance. Once the catheter is in place, contrast dye is injected, and images are captured. These images help identify any blockages that may be restricting blood flow to the heart. In cases where further detail is required, techniques like IVUS or OCT can be employed to get a closer look at the arterial walls and plaque characteristics.

Benefits of Cardiac CT Angiogram at Hull Cardiology

Hull Cardiology's Cardiac CT Angiogram service offers several advantages to patients:

  • Non-Invasive: This procedure is significantly less invasive than traditional angiography, reducing the risk of complications and making the experience more comfortable for patients.

  • Rapid Results: The CT angiogram is quick, often completed within a few minutes, and provides immediate results, allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Highly Accurate: The high-resolution images produced by the CT scan offer precise details about the heart's structure and function, enabling accurate detection of coronary artery disease and assessment of the risk of heart attacks.

  • Convenience: The procedure does not require a hospital stay, making it a convenient option for patients. Recovery time is minimal, and patients can usually resume their normal activities shortly after the scan.

  • Expert Care: Hull Cardiology boasts a team of cardiovascular specialists with extensive experience in Cardiac CT Angiography. Patients receive expert care from dedicated professionals who use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the highest quality diagnostic imaging.

Book a consultation with Dr. Raj Chelliah who will help you go through your symptoms and guide further investigations, and treatment, if required.

Cardiac CT Angiogram at Hull Cardiology represents a significant advancement in the field of cardiovascular diagnostics. By offering a non-invasive, accurate, and rapid method for assessing the heart and coronary arteries, Hull Cardiology empowers patients with valuable insights into their heart health. This service is instrumental in the early detection and management of coronary artery disease, helping to prevent more serious heart conditions and improve overall patient outcomes. Whether you're experiencing symptoms of heart disease, have a family history of heart issues, or are simply proactive about your heart health, the Cardiac CT Angiogram service at Hull Cardiology provides an essential tool in your healthcare.

The Procedure

The procedure typically involves inserting a catheter through a small incision in the groin or wrist and guiding it to the heart under X-ray guidance. Once the catheter is in place, contrast dye is injected, and images are captured. These images help identify any blockages that may be restricting blood flow to the heart. In cases where further detail is required, techniques like IVUS or OCT can be employed to get a closer look at the arterial walls and plaque characteristics.

Benefits of Cardiac CT Angiogram at Hull Cardiology

Hull Cardiology's Cardiac CT Angiogram service offers several advantages to patients:

  • Non-Invasive: This procedure is significantly less invasive than traditional angiography, reducing the risk of complications and making the experience more comfortable for patients.

  • Rapid Results: The CT angiogram is quick, often completed within a few minutes, and provides immediate results, allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Highly Accurate: The high-resolution images produced by the CT scan offer precise details about the heart's structure and function, enabling accurate detection of coronary artery disease and assessment of the risk of heart attacks.

  • Convenience: The procedure does not require a hospital stay, making it a convenient option for patients. Recovery time is minimal, and patients can usually resume their normal activities shortly after the scan.

  • Expert Care: Hull Cardiology boasts a team of cardiovascular specialists with extensive experience in Cardiac CT Angiography. Patients receive expert care from dedicated professionals who use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the highest quality diagnostic imaging.

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