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Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
In addition to the above imaging techniques, Dr. Popat specializes in intravascular ultrasound. This approach is an alternative to surgery that focuses on the use of a catheter, a long and thin tube, to diagnose heart conditions.
There are no large incisions or invasive instruments used in this procedure. Dr. Popat takes a “radial first” approach to cardiac catheterization by inserting a catheter through a small incision in the radial artery at the wrist. Other doctors may elect to insert the catheter through the groin’s femoral artery; however, this approach results in increased risks and recovery times.
In addition to providing a diagnosis, interventional cardiology can be used to effectively treat cardiovascular disease. With the aid of a state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory, Dr. Popat can use a catheter to perform angioplasties and stenting. First, the catheter inflates a small balloon that opens a blocked or narrowed artery or vein. Then, the catheter places a stent, a small, hollow cylinder, that will keep the vessel open allowing blood to flow to the heart unimpeded. This is just one of the many procedures that Dr. Popat can perform through interventional cardiology.
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