As of 2022, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing one person to die every 34 seconds. Oftentimes people are unaware they have a heart disease until they have heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications. Thanks to the development of preventative cardiology tools, it is now possible to identify heart disease much earlier, making it easier to treat and potentially save a life.

Dr. Alberto Morales and the staff at South Tampa Cardiology use advanced imaging and other tools to detect early heart disease and ensure you receive high-quality care. A visit to South Tampa Cardiology could save your life.

Advanced Imaging for Assessing Cardiac Health

CardioGraphe CT Scanner

At South Tampa Cardiology, we use the CardioGraphe CT scanner to produce stunningly clear 3D images of the moving heart and major vessels. The noninvasive procedure, known as a Computerized Tomography Angiogram (CTA) takes fewer than 15 minutes, providing insights about your heart and coronary arteries.

Introduced in 2017, the CardioGraphe CT is the first CT scanner designed specifically for use in preventive cardiology. With just one heartbeat, the CardioGraphe CT produces three-dimensional images of the heart muscle, coronary arteries, heart valves and heart chambers. It’s also capable of freezing the motion of the coronary arteries on the screen for people with high heart rates or abnormal heart rhythms for clearer legibility.

If you need treatment for a blocked coronary artery or a narrowed heart valve, the team at South Tampa Cardiology can use the images produced by the CardioGraphe CT to plan your procedure. High-quality images make it possible to plan with precision.

EPIQ 7 Ultrasound System

South Tampa Cardiology also uses the EPIQ 7 ultrasound system, which utilizes sound waves to produce images of the heart and blood vessels. The EPIQ 7 system has features designed to increase the penetration of these harmless sound waves, producing high-quality images without any invasive practices. Clear images enable us to make an accurate assessment of your cardiac heart health, ensuring you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your care.

Prevent Heart Disease with Professional Medical Care

Dr. Alberto Morales is an experienced cardiologist who has been named one of Tampa Magazine’s Top Docs for 3 years in a row. He’s committed to providing residents of South Tampa with high-quality preventative cardiology care they can trust. His passion for saving lives through preventative cardiac care led him to open a free-standing clinic to give patients in the Tampa area access to advanced imaging technology that helps detect early heart disease.

Dr. Morales is leading the way in offering state-of-the-art technologies for assessing cardiac health and reducing the risk of complications from heart disease. His focus on preventative cardiology helps patients in the earliest stages of heart disease become equipped with life-saving information about their heart health, especially for those with conditions that are difficult to detect with routine screening methods.

To find out more about your heart health, book an appointment at South Tampa Cardiology. Contact us at (813) 870-1747 to schedule with Dr. Morales.