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Closer To The Heart

India receives a new imaging technology to predict heart disease

Closer To The Heart
Closer To The Heart
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It happens gradually. Without warning. The human heart suffers and decays in silence till one day its apparently healthy owner discovers the unhealthy truth. By which time the damage has been done - fat-clogged arteries that have to be surgically bypassed not only at great cost but also with a consequent much-compromised lifestyle for the patient.

But ignorant sufferers can now take heart. Die-hard believers in technology as the panacea for all human suffering have breached the final frontier to the heart's dark secrets. With cutting-edge imaging tools that can map heart's interiors in minute detail, cardiologists can now calculate the odds a person has of developing coronary heart disease.

Heralding the heart-warming news last week was the Escorts Heart Institute which signed a clinical research agreement with GE Medical Systems, world-leaders in this technology, for setting up a cardiac screening centre at the Institute. Dr Naresh Trehan, executive director of the Institute, is upbeat about bringing this new state-of-the-art diagnostic to India: 'This has major...

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