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AdventHealth Manchester Introduces Advanced Coronary CT Angiogram (CCTA) Services

AdventHealth Manchester is delighted to announce the introduction of Coronary CT Angiogram (CCTA) services to the community. This cutting-edge, non-invasive diagnostic test boasts the highest accuracy in detecting obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), a condition characterized by major coronary artery narrowing exceeding 50%. CCTA demonstrates exceptional sensitivity and significantly reduces false positives, enabling the identification of patients at low future risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) as well as those requiring intervention. Moreover, CCTA possesses the capability to uncover other structural heart and aorta abnormalities.

Chris Carnes, MM-Manager Imaging at AdventHealth Manchester, expressed his enthusiasm for this new service, stating, "We are thrilled to offer the CCTA service to our community. CCTA is a powerful diagnostic tool that empowers us to enhance the precision of heart condition diagnoses and treatment. We take great pride in providing this level of care to our valued patients."

Cardiologists or primary care providers can requisition CCTA for various clinical indications. These include but are not limited to:
- New or worsening chest pain
- Presence of multiple cardiac risk factors
- Abnormal stress test results
- Anomalous findings in 2D Echo
- Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgeries
- Family history of premature coronary artery disease (CAD)

AdventHealth Manchester's commitment to community well-being remains steadfast. The introduction of CCTA services exemplifies our dedication to delivering state-of-the-art healthcare, ensuring early and precise diagnoses, and providing personalized care to our patients.

We are excited to usher in this new era of cardiac care for our community and eagerly anticipate the positive impact this service will have on the lives of our patients.