Cardiac CT Scan of the Coronary Blood Vessels
Cardiac CT scan, drastic constriction of a coronary artery
Cardiac CT (computed tomography) scans are a frequent alternative to a cardiac catheter to display the coronary blood vessels of patients with high blood pressure and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (diabetes, smoking, elevated blood lipid levels, genetic predisposition, etc.). The advantage of this type of examination is that it can eliminate doubt about whether or not the patient suffers from a heart disease without the disadvantages of an invasive operation. This way, purely diagnostic cardiac catheter examinations can be avoided.
By means of 3D imaging, coronary blood vessels as well as any constrictions and calcifications can be shown and measured.
Likewise, it is possible to test existing stents or bypasses on their patency.
Calcium Score of the Coronary Blood Vessels
Determining the calcium score of coronary blood vessels is a method for early detection of coronary heart disease. This low-radiation cardiac CT scan determines the Agatston score (calcium score) ...» More about Calcium Score of the Coronary Blood Vessels