Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease, affecting nearly half the adult population.
CAD develops when the coronary arteries become narrowed or blocked and cannot deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to the heart. This is usually caused by atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in the arteries that supply blood flow to the heart. Atherosclerosis can cause chest pains or other symptoms and increase the risk of heart attack.
The good news is that CAD is treatable in ways that can both relieve symptoms and lower the risk of a heart attack. Getting the correct diagnosis for your symptoms is crucial in determining the appropriate treatment.Request Information Kit
Utilizes electrocardiography to track the heart’s electrical activity while a patient exercises – typically on a treadmill – and to understand whether the heart may have inadequate blood supply under stress.
Uses nuclear imaging to compare blood flow at rest and under exercise or medication-induced stress.
Uses sound waves to take ultrasound images of the heart to compare performance at rest with performance under exercise or medication-induced stress.
A CT scan uses X-rays to view the heart and blood vessels to identify narrowings that could cause blood flow restrictions.
This invasive test takes X-rays of the heart’s arteries while a catheter is inserted into the groin or wrist and threaded up to the heart to detect narrowed or blocked coronary arteries.
Now there is a non-invasive way of diagnosing CAD with more accuracy: the HeartFlow Analysis.7 This cardiac test provides a personalized, color-coded 3D model of your coronary arteries showing how the blockages are impacting blood. The HeartFlow Analysis is the first and only non-invasive test which enables your physician to understand the impact that narrowings and blockages have on blood flow to your heart – information that otherwise would only be available with a riskier, invasive procedure.
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The HeartFlow Analysis is a personalized cardiac test indicated for use in clinically stable symptomatic patients with coronary artery disease. The information provided by the HeartFlow Analysis is intended to be used in conjunction with the patient’s clinical history, symptoms and other diagnostic tests, as well as the clinician’s professional judgment. Patient symptoms must be documented in the patient’s medical record. While no diagnostic test is perfect, the HeartFlow Analysis has demonstrated higher diagnostic performance compared to other non-invasive cardiac tests.7 If you are a patient and suspect this test may be right for you, please speak with your doctor.