“The HeartFlow Analysis showed me a picture of my arteries and blockage inside my arteries and made me realize this was an issue I needed to take care of. Without HeartFlow I’m not sure I’d be standing here today.”
Quote courtesy of HeartFlow®
Radiology Regional is proud to be the first in Florida and the only provider in Southwest Florida to offer the Heartflow FFR-CT Scan as part of our expanding, cutting-edge cardiovascular imaging services.
The HeartFlow Analysis is an advanced test that assesses coronary artery disease. It shows how each blockage impacts blood flow to your heart.
1. HeartFlow Analysis greatly reduces unnecessary invasive testing
2. It is effective at excluding false positive and false negative stress tests
3. HeartFlow Analysis improves the patient quality of life with a more accurate diagnosis
The first step in the Heartflow FFR-CT process is the acquisition of a high-quality CT Coronary Angiogram, an exam that Radiology Regional has been performing for several years. “Without a high-quality CT coronary angiogram, the Heartflow FFR-CT analysis cannot be performed,” says Dr. Edward Danehy, Chief of cardiovascular imaging at Radiology Regional.
Using the images obtained from the CT Coronary Angiogram, the Heartflow technology creates a personalized, digital 3D model of each patient’s coronary arteries.
Powerful supercomputers solve millions of complex equations to evaluate the impact of any artery blockages on blood flow to the heart muscle.
Studies have shown the need to improve the accuracy of non-invasive tests used to evaluate coronary artery disease.
A recent study of over 400,000 patients from over 650 US hospitals found that over half of the patients with suspected coronary artery disease did not have a significant blockage at invasive coronary angiography. In most all of these patients, the Heartflow FFR-CT Scan likely could have safely eliminated the need for the invasive angiogram.
“The Heartflow FFR-CT Scan represents an extraordinary advancement in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease,” said Dr. Danehy.
Ask your physician if HeartFlow Analysis is right for you.