Intracoronary Imaging IVUS and OCT
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Coronary stenting in her cardiology clinic at Singapore which can be made safer with the help of Intracoronary Imaging IVUS and OCT. These are new technologies that allow us to study the artery from within, providing information that cannot be obtained from angiograms alone.
It guides the choice of heart stents and decreases immediate complication rates. In the long term, it translates to lower heart attack rates and better long-term stent results.
In my practice, Intracoronary Imaging IVUS and OCT are routinely used when necessary during the angiogram procedure. It is performed via the same catheter and no further injection or incision is required.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test using light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.
This provides high-resolution (10 μm) images of arteries and provides critical information on whether a plaque is stable or unstable. Unstable plaques are the cause of heart attacks. It also gives information on whether a stent is properly placed.
Using OCT allows your ophthalmologist to see the retina’s distinctive layers and to map and measure their thickness. Patients need to sit in front of the OCT machine and then the OCT machine will scan your eyes.
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
A combination of echocardiography (IVUS or intravascular echocardiography) called cardiac catheterization. This uses ultrasound technology to provide vessel information. It can be performed quickly and accurately. An ultrasound of the heart will investigate your heart condition and symptoms to check if there are any damages or murmurs within the heart due to an attack.
Contact now! Heart specilaist Lim Ing Haan at an Interventional Cardiology Clinic in Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.
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