Dr. Saks explains what a 64-slice CT angiogram is and what it tells a doctor about a woman's heart.
The 64-slice CT coronary angiogram is similar to other CAT scans that a patient may have had of their chest, of their abdomen. It involves a little needle with an IV of injection of iodine which is an x-ray material that helps us light up the blood vessels of the heart, and we’re able to see pretty clearly the heart blood vessels and how blocked they are and if they need further treatment.
About Dr. Saks, D.O.:
Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September 2005, following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Saks completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health. Dr. Saks provides services at the Arizona Heart Institute location in central Phoenix.
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