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Cardiac CT examinations

Discover St Thomas Hospital's state-of-the-art CT coronary angiogram examinations, elevating heart care with precision diagnostics, expertise, and a patient-focused approach.

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St Thomas Hospital’s Cardiac CT offers you an accurate diagnosis of coronary artery disease, heart conditions, and vascular abnormalities to make informed treatment decisions without requiring general anaesthetic.


Cardiac CT Angiography Matters

CCTA is an important tool in modern cardiology. One of the primary reasons Cardiac CT Angiography matters is its ability to identify coronary artery disease (CAD) early in its course.

CAD, which is caused by the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries, is the leading cause of heart attacks. Detecting CAD early on can lead to timely intervention and may even save lives.

Additionally, Cardiac CT Angiography is useful for evaluating the severity of other heart-related problems, such as valve disorders, congenital heart defects, and aneurysms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Cardiac CT

Should I get a Cardiac CT?

If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, unexplained fatigue, and abnormal heart rhythms. These symptoms can be indicative of various heart conditions, and undergoing a CTCA can help pinpoint the underlying issue.

Moreover, this imaging technique can also be valuable for patients with a family history of heart disease or those with known risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity.

How do I prepare myself for a Cardiac CT?

Not everyone requires preparation. If your resting heart rate is above 60 beats per minute, our cardiologist may prescribe medicine for your to take a day before.

Will I be in pain?

No, in fact it is one of the benefits of having a Cardiac CT Angiography. The procedure is completely painless and only involves the administration of an injection during the scan.

You can drive and return to your normal routine as soon as your examination is done.

What happens during the examination?

On the day of the procedure you will be greeted by our specialist radiographer who will perform the examination with our cardiologist. During the procedure, you’ll lie on our specialised CT scanner. An iodine-based contrast liquid will be injected into your vein, and the scanner captures detailed images of your heart and blood vessels. The entire process is painless and usually takes less than 30 minutes.

Why choose St Thomas ?

We operate with the highest standards in Cardio-radiology, employing a team of expert cardiologists and radiologists dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, allowing us to focus more on you. We constantly invest in the exceptional technology to provide our clients with accurate results and a comfortable experience.

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