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Coronary Imaging

Invasive Coronary Imaging

Invasive coronary imaging is a critical component of cardiology that allows for detailed visualisation of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. Hull Cardiology offers advanced invasive coronary imaging services as part of its comprehensive cardiovascular care. This service plays a pivotal role in diagnosing and managing coronary artery disease (CAD), a leading cause of heart-related illnesses and death worldwide.

Understanding Invasive Coronary Imaging

Invasive coronary imaging involves the use of catheter-based techniques to obtain detailed images of the coronary arteries. The most common methods include coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and optical coherence tomography (OCT). These techniques provide cardiologists with invaluable insights into the condition of the coronary arteries, including the presence, severity, and nature of any blockages or abnormalities.

Invasive Coronary Imaging

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 Invasive Coronary Imaging at Hull Cardiology

Hull Cardiology's invasive coronary imaging service offers several benefits:

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Provides precise and detailed information about the coronary arteries, enabling accurate diagnosis of CAD and other heart diseases.

  • Guided Treatment: Helps in planning the appropriate treatment strategy, whether it be medication, angioplasty, stenting, or surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive: While it is an invasive procedure, it is minimally invasive compared to traditional open-heart surgery, leading to quicker recovery times and lower risk of complications.

  • Our Technology: Hull Cardiology employs the latest imaging technologies and techniques, ensuring high-quality images and reliable diagnoses.

  • Expert Care: Patients receive care from a team of highly experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular technicians specialised in invasive coronary imaging.

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