Technology is helping doctors take a 3-D look at the hearts of possible heart attack victims life-saving. High-tech cardiac scans can provide three-dimensional images of the heart’s anatomy and blood circulation. It’s a non-invasive test and can detect if the heart’s blood vessels are blocked or narrowed.

64-slice CT Scanner can see narrowing of arteries that cause heart attacks.

The scan, the 64-slice CT scanner, is a huge advancement in cardiology and uses a combination of X-ray and computer technology. The life-saving machine produces cross-sectional images, often called “slices”, of the heart. The 64-slice scanner can spot things that couldn’t be seen on older scanners, such as the narrowing of arteries that cause heart attacks.

Low levels of radiation are used to create the image, so there is a risk of radiation exposure which may lead to cancer.

Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. Her science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, "Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100", and her transformative perspective have mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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