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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
At BHVCI, your exam begins with a thorough and in-depth analysis of your current heart and vascular health. The Madyoon Method considers the entire cardiovascular triad—your heart, your arteries, and your venous system.
Heart – This chambered muscular organ in your chest that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
Arteries – These muscular elastic tubes form a branching system and that carry blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.
Veins – These membranous tubes form a branching system and carry blood to the heart. Our comprehensive evaluation of the venous system helps in closing the loop on your cardiovascular health now and in the future.
WHAT OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR EXAMS OFTEN MISS
First, we want to examine your coronary arteries to check for coronary heart disease. Coronary artery disease develops when your coronary arteries cut off the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients—thus becoming damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaques) on your arteries are usually to blame for coronary artery disease. When plaques build up, they narrow your coronary arteries causing your heart to receive less blood. Eventually, diminished blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack. Because coronary artery disease often develops over decades, it can go virtually unnoticed until it produces a heart attack. There’s plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease.
The Madyoon Method employs the most advanced techniques to examine your coronary arteries—including cardiac CT (a painless test that uses an x-ray machine to take clear detailed pictures of the heart). We also have cardia PET scan technology—an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease or poor blood flow in the heart. Unlike an MRI or CT-Scan, which reveal the structure of and blood flow to and from organs, a PET scan shows how organs and tissues are working.
The Madyoon Method also includes comprehensive examinations of the myocardial function of your cardiovascular system. Our comprehensive evaluation includes a sophisticated cardiac MRI—a safe, noninvasive test that creates detailed pictures of your organs and tissues. The test is derived from and based on the same basic principles of an MRI, but with an optimized use for the cardiovascular system. These optimizations are principally in the use of ECG-gating and rapid-imaging techniques or sequences. By combining a variety of such techniques into protocols, key functional and morphological features of the cardiovascular system can be assessed and interpreted with regard to your heart health. We use cardia MRI in conjunction with ECHO or cardiac ultrasound techniques to image two-dimensional slices of the heart. The latest ultrasound systems now employ 3D real-time imaging.
Your comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation continues to examine your arterial vascular function and signs of arterial stiffness (a function of endothelial cell health). The Madyoon Method employs state-of-the art technologies. Peripheral arterial disease is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries, which carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Here at the Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute, we have at our fingertips the revolutionary 64-slice Cardiac CT. This special, life-saving technology uses state-of-the-art CT imaging to diagnose the presence of blockages in the coronary and other arteries in patients with and without symptoms. This technology yields very high accuracy rates.