Many people think of heart disease as something that only affects older people or people who eat nothing but junk food. The truth is that heart disease can affect anyone, from a 35-year-old marathon runner to a 76-year-old grandmother. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 700,000 deaths per year.
Since heart disease is so common, early detection is one of the best ways to protect yourself against serious complications. South Tampa Cardiology operates an advanced cardiac imaging center, giving local residents access to high-quality preventative cardiology services in a convenient location.
What Is the Future of Advanced Cardiac Imaging?
Medical technology is always changing, making it easier and less expensive to detect heart disease and other serious health conditions. According to the American College of Cardiology, noninvasive procedures are the future of advanced cardiac imaging. These procedures use less radiation, but they’re more effective for identifying coronary lesions. Physicians also use noninvasive cardiac imaging to develop effective treatment plans, improving outcomes for their patients.
Advanced Technology in South Tampa
South Tampa Cardiology has an advanced cardiac imaging center, giving you extra peace of mind as you work to improve your cardiovascular health. Even if you do everything you can to prevent cardiovascular disease, it’s important to follow up on chest pain and other concerning symptoms. We have the following technology available to diagnose heart problems and determine the best way to treat them:
- CardioGraphe Cardiac CT Scanner: The CardioGraphe Cardiac CT scanner produces images based on a single heartbeat. This has several benefits, including a lower dose of radiation and less time spent in the scanner.
- EPIQ 7: The EPIQ 7 ultrasound system produces much clearer images than traditional ultrasound technology. As a result, EPIQ 7 ultrasounds are much more precise, increasing diagnostic accuracy.
In the past, you’d have to travel to a hospital to have access to this technology. Dr. Alberto Morales of South Tampa Cardiology is so committed to preventing heart disease that he opened this advanced cardiac imaging center to make it easier for patients throughout the region to get high-quality imaging studies. CardioGraphe CT and EPIQ 7 ultrasound are shaping the future of advanced cardiac imaging, completely changing the way we diagnose and treat heart disease.
Take Control of Your Cardiovascular Health
Dr. Alberto Morales has been named one of Tampa’s Top Doctors multiple times over the years. He has a strong interest in preventative cardiology, which prompted him to open an advanced cardiac imaging center in South Tampa. His approach to treating cardiac health helps patients at the earliest stages of heart disease, many of whom have hard-to-diagnose conditions that can’t be detected with routine screening methods.
Call (813) 870-1747 or schedule an appointment online to start your journey towards a healthier heart at South Tampa Cardiology. We look forward to helping you take charge of your heart health and educating you about what you can do to prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce your risk of serious complications.