“Early diagnosis saves lives. Once, a firefighter came in for chest pain. When he saw me he shouted, ‘I know this doctor! Ten years ago he said I’d have some bad problems, but I never came back for a follow-up.’ We found a life-threatening tear in his aorta and fixed it. Thankfully, he’s alive and well — but he could have avoided a medical emergency altogether.”
We know it can be worrying when your doctor recommends images be taken to diagnose a heart condition (called cardiac imaging). However, recent advances in cardiac imaging help you get better care, faster. Our expert team works to give you an accurate diagnosis quickly, which means less worry, pain and time spent waiting for the right treatment. A timely heart disease diagnosis may even save your life.
The main objective of cardiac imaging is to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) and structural heart disease. These diseases affect the arteries, heart valves, heart muscle and other tissues in and around the heart. After diagnosis, we’ll connect you with our heart care team — some of the most experienced heart specialists in the region.