The Heart of the Matter

The Use of CT imaging technology can accurately identify heart disease risk, allowing doctors and patients to determine an appropriate prevention plan well before an incidence of potentially fatal cardiovascular failure occurs. A major cardiac event is clear evidence of serious coronary issues. Assuming it isn't fatal, it is treated by re-establishing blood flow and establishing preventative measures going forward. But, according to cardiologist Dr Warrick Bishop, there is a way to prevent the coronoary event in the first place. Dr Bishop says CT imaging can reveal with clarity the precise risk an individual has of experiencing heart disease, enabling preventative strategies to be adopted. Download the article. It is also absolutely critical to be aware that the application of that evidence base has limitations and boundaries. It is our role to understand those boundaries as well as our patient and through experience try to find the best solution, the best answers, and the best care, for our patients. Dr Warrick Bishop

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