from multiple angles. An electron beam CT (
) is used to detect
(blockages) in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. A multidetector CT (
) takes multiple rapid scans that can show issues in the heart’s structure and pumping function.
is injected into a vein prior to the test to help highlight the
to create a clearer picture. The contrast dye may affect patients with pre existing
may be performed instead. A
conducts CT scans with findings sent to the patient’s
. The images of the heart are used to diagnose heart disease, defects or injuries to the heart valves,
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North Shore • Waitakere • Rodney. Waitemata Cardiology is the private cardiology practice of North Shore Hospital cardiologists. . . .