The Heart Center at Synphaet Hospital is designed to meet the needs of patients with or at risk ofr heart disease. This clinical center of excellence is a state-of-the-art facility the provides a unique blend of technologyies and therapies in one convenient location.
At The Heart Clinic our philosophy is to prevent, diagnose and treat patients for heart disease. The Center's staff is a team of experienced nurses, technicians and physicians who are passionate about their commitment to providing the best preventive care, diagnosis and treatment for cardiovascular disease.
Modern equipment and technology
The CT-Scan 128 Slices
The State-of-Art for Heart Diseases.
What is it?: It is the latest development in computer tomography scanning. It renders 128 slices or 194 pictures/sec . This facilitates and enhances the rapid and correct diagnosis of heart disease or diseases of other organs. The dynamic cardiac function and the coronary vessels can clearly be demonstrated in real time.
How is it done?: It can be classified as a non-invasive investigation tool for your heart or the other organs. The results of the CT-scan 128 is similar to the information obtained by cardiac catheterization. CT 128 is painless and quick. If any cardiac occlusions are discovered they can be repaired with a balloon or stent. CT 128 can be used as an outpatient diagnostic tool saving you time and costs.
How effective is it?: The sensitivity of the new CT-scan 128 Slices is almost 100 percent if used correctly, while the cardiac stress test by thread-mill is only 30-50 percent sensitive
The justification for the CT-scan 128 Slices:
- The early diagnosis of patients at risk for cardiac or coronary disease
- who has chest pain or fatigability
- Abnormal EKG or Stress test by thread-mill
- Cardiac evaluation before major surgery
- Periodic monitoring of cardiac bypass or cardiac intervention using balloon or stents.
What is an Echocardiogram?
- An Echocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to evaluate how well the heart is working.
- Gel is applied to the chest and a transducer (wand-like apparatus) is moved over the chest area to produce an image of the internal structures of the heart.
- The test will take from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the patient's condition and the type of echo needed.
- This test must be ordered by a doctor.
Why is an Echocardiogram Done?
- This test will help the doctor to evaluate:
- How well the heart is moving
- How well the valves are working
- The size of the heart and it's pumping chambers (ventricles).