Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ZP Loves Hearts!

In honor of February, we at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology want to remind you of the services we can provide you and your cardiac health. 

CT Calcium Scoring
Performed in Lynbrook, Merrick, Lindenhurst, West Islip, Plainview and Stony Brook
Calcium scoring is a noninvasive way to view your coronary arteries and help identify the location and extent of calcified plaque
A buildup of plaque may indicate coronary artery disease (CAD) which can narrow arteries, reduce blood flow to the heart, and lead to an increased risk for heart attack
The scan is designed for undiagnosed people and can show whether you're at risk before symptoms occur

Performed in Massapequa, Medford and Smithtown East
A non-invasive and painless sonogram of the heart which exposes the patient to no radiation
Zwanger-Pesiri is ICAEL Accredited for Echocardiography
Identifies cardiac tumors, masses and endocarditis, as well as wall thickness, congenital defects and heart anatomy 

Nuclear Stress Test
Performed in Massapequa
Measures blood flow to the heart muscle and evaluates heart function during rest and exercise
Determines the need for coronary CTA or cardiac catheterization
Identifies blocked coronary arteries and evaluates efficacy of prior coronary bypass grafts and angioplasty

Cardiac MRI
Performed in East Setauket
A non-invasive exam that does not expose you to any radiation
A cardiac MRI is used to evaluate the anatomy and function of the heart, valves and major blood vessels, as well as the surrounding structures and the effects of coronary artery disease
A cardiac MRI is also used when the results from a nuclear stress test or echocardiogram are unclear

Coronary CT Angiography
Performed in Lynbrook, Plainview, Smithtown East, Stony Brook and West Islip
Creates complete images of blood vessels in heart, as well as other body parts such as the lungs, kidneys, arms and legs
Detects narrowed coronary arteries which increase the risk of heart attack
Low radiation, no incision, no catheterization and extremely short scan times
Recommended for symptomatic patients with unclear nuclear stress test results, and patients with a family history cardiovascular disease

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