HOUMA, LA --Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the first non-hospital in the state of Louisiana to adopt the HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology utilizing computed tomography (CT) imaging to aid physicians in the diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.
The HeartFlow Analysis takes data from a patient’s non-invasive CT scan and creates a personalized, digital 3D model of the coronary arteries. It then uses powerful computer algorithms to simulate blood flow and assess the impact of blockages to the heart. Within hours, the HeartFlow Analysis is sent to the physician via a secure web interface, providing information on the extent of arterial blockage and the impact of the blockage to the heart.
“The HeartFlow Analysis will help us develop the most appropriate treatment plan for patients with coronary artery disease without the need for unnecessary procedures,” said Dr. Peter Fail, interventional cardiologist at CIS. “This is game-changing technology that will be beneficial for both our patients and the organization.”
This new technology is currently available at the CIS Houma clinic and will soon be available at other CIS locations throughout the state. To learn more about CIS, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.cardio.com.