Wednesday, January 21, 2015
CLEVELAND – Medical tests are stressful. Invasive tests, stress tests and unnecessary surgeries are too, not to mention the costs associated with all of them, but the alternative of undiagnosed heart problems are not. They can be fatal.
UH Case Medical Center is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary artery disease designed to help physicians develop the right treatment plan for each patient. Developed by HeartFlow Inc., FFRCT is the first and only non-invasive imaging technology specifically designed to offer insight on both the extent of the blockage, as well as whether it is impacting blood flow to the heart.
UH Case Medical Center’s Daniel Simon, MD, and Hiram Bezerra, MD, PhD were the first to use the FFRCT test in the United States on January 16.