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Posted on: Aug 16

Cardiac Optical Coherence Tomography

Chest pain or heart attacks are caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. Optical coherence tomography is a technique that uses a small catheter to visualize the inner surface of the coronary arteries with an infrared light. This allows physicians to evaluate the nature of the blockage and also aids in accurate stent placement. Dr. Sai Sadanandan, Interventional Cardiologist at Indiana University Health, discusses the advantages of this new technique, and why it is ten times superior to ultrasound.

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Cardiac Optical Coherence Tomography

Chest pain or heart attacks are caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. Optical coherence tomography is a technique that uses a small catheter to visualize the inner surface of the coronary arteries with an infrared light. This allows physicians to evaluate the nature of the blockage and also aids in accurate stent placement. Dr. Sai Sadanandan, Interventional Cardiologist at Indiana University Health, discusses the advantages of this new technique, and why it is ten times superior to ultrasound.

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