Using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) with HeartFlow’s FFRCT Analysis to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease offers higher diagnostic accuracy, fewer unnecessary tests and higher confidence in identifying patients needing treatment.
HeartFlow recognizes Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU), which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital, for their continued partnership over the last three years and outstanding CT service to their population of nearly 2 million potential patients. To keep up with demand, the team re-imagined their processes, further integrating their cardiac radiographer to help streamline workflows, resulting in a reduction of wait times, increase of CT scan capacity and overall improved patient experience.
“This has overhauled the way we approach coronary heart disease within the Trust, minimising our use of invasive diagnostic techniques and developing a practice that maximises efficiency.”
— Dr. Peter Haworth | Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Learn how the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust team adapted their CT protocols and day-to-day tasks to ensure continuity of care at the highest standards, even during the COVID pandemic. While the spectrum of patients with chest pain assessed by a CT-first strategy in accordance with the latest NICE guidelines has increased during the pandemic, this trend is likely to remain thanks to the support of the HeartFlow Analysis, which helps provide valuable physiologic information. Congrats to the team for their outstanding CT service and commitment to better patient care.
This case study highlights a Northern California based healthcare system, which includes more than 24 acute care hospitals and 200 clinics. Like many systems, optimal patient care is a priority; however, their approach is unique in its focus on an integrated, team-based approach bolstered by the adoption of innovative technologies.
CT with the HeartFlow Analysis brings the diagnosis into focus. I feel like I’m putting on glasses and seeing better, and it’s a great feeling.
— Brad Angeja, MD | Cardiologist”
Royal Stoke University Hospital received the Outstanding CT Service Award for ensuring patients continue to access the best cardiac care throughout the COVID pandemic, even working numerous weekends to reduce patient waiting lists. Learn how the HeartFlow Analysis helped streamline their operations and also alleviate patient fears concerning cardiac testing in hospitals.
“As we restore our diagnostic services to pre-COVID levels and recover from long waiting lists, the HeartFlow Analysis has shown to be a very useful tool in reducing the number of diagnostic tests a patient needs, which in turn improves patient flow through the diagnostic pathways.”
— Dr. Samavia Raza | Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
In 2019, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals experienced a surge in referrals for cardiac CT, as more centres across England adopted NICE’s CG95 CT-first guidelines. Learn what the team implemented to tackle incremental efficiencies to increase scanning and why the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust won the Outstanding Cardiac CT Service award from HeartFlow in 2020.
“The demand for cardiac CT examinations has increased 3-fold in the last couple of years following emerging evidence and national guidance . . . their (CT Radiographers) contribution has been outstanding and sets standards for other centres.”
— Andrew Edwards, MD | Consultant Radiologist, RCHT