Heart care centers in hospitals where MedicaTRUST has agreements offer world-class services. Moreover, these centers use the latest technological equipment for the early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Besides, MedicaTRUST’s accredited hospitals offer modern diagnostic, treatment and support services for adult and pediatric cardiovascular diseases. Also, they place great emphasis on the use of advanced technology in diagnostic tools.
Early diagnosis of heart diseases, as in all other diseases, is vital for successful treatment. Regular controls and close monitoring of heart health are the first conditions for early detection. MedicaTRUST is in agreement with the hospitals, which have the most advanced equipment, to provide diagnosis and treatment.
The technological infrastructure and types of equipment of contracted healthcare institutions can be summarized as follows:
- ECG: Electrocardiography (ECG) is a device that records the electrical activity of the heart and tones the heart muscle and its function. It is an important tool in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, structural abnormalities and arrhythmias. ECG monitoring and interpretation can be done quickly.
- Effort ECG Test: This equipment is an exercise test. It is carried out following a systematic, specific protocol on a treadmill. It is based on the interpretation of ECG recordings taken via electrodes placed on the chest during exercise. The test usually takes 5-10 minutes but depends on the age and condition of the patient.
- Echocardiography: Echocardiography is a diagnostic tool that allows the examination of the structure, pathology, and functions of the heart, using ultrasonic sound waves. Using echocardiography, it is possible to examine the movements and gaps of the ventricular wall, the growth of the heart muscle, and the heart valves. At the same time, it makes it possible to observe the structure and functionality of the implanted artificial valves. It is possible to diagnose almost all heart diseases by this method.
- Holter Monitoring: The Holter monitor is used to monitor the patient’s cardiac rhythm or blood pressure. Devices are usually fixed in the body for 24 hours or longer; cardiac rhythm and blood pressure are constantly measured. It is usually used in daily life to monitor the cardiac rhythm and blood pressure of the patient.
- Stress Echocardiography: Echocardiography taken at rest determines the width of the heart cavity, defects in wall motion, and the contraction functions of the heart. It can help diagnose coronary artery disease indirectly. It also helps to identify chest pain, such as cardiomyopathy, and other conditions that can lead to shortness of breath due to other valve diseases, cardiac membrane infections, aortic rupture, and excessive thickening of the heart. Stress echocardiography can be used in conjunction with ECG efforts to locate the vascular disease.
- Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is used primarily to determine blood accumulation problems within the heart muscle. The heart provides information about blood accumulation under two different conditions, one under stress (eg during exercise) and the other resting. Myocardial scintigraphy can be used to describe severe coronary artery disease. Diagnostic sensitivity and sensitivity in diagnosing severe vascular diseases is about 90 percent.
- Flash CT: As a radiological diagnostic method, Flash CT can display all parts of the body, especially the heart and lungs. The heart can be scanned within 250 milliseconds. Compared with a single tube and single detector systems, it provides images in half an hour.The heart is scanned at 250 milliseconds with an accuracy of 99%.(a quarter of a heartbeat). For this reason, even if the patient’s heart rate is above 100 beats per minute, there is no need to slow down the cardiac contraction with medication. Flash CT is among the scan tools that offer the lowest radiation level on the market.
- Cardiac MR Test: The MRI Test provides valuable information about congenital heart diseases and heart cavities. Furthermore, provides detailed assessments of the structures in and out of the heart. It provides detailed information on the assessment of cardiovascular congestion, the degree of effect on the heart attack, and the absence of preservation of cardiac viability and functioning. The MRI test has the highest diagnostic sensitivity in assessing heart disease and its mass.
- PET CT: PET CT is a cardiac examination based on scintigraphy. This method is used to ensure surveillance of the viability of the heart. It is used primarily to obtain detailed information about the function. Also the viability of heart cells that give accurate results about cardiac tissue viability. It guides you to determine if Bypass surgery will be beneficial for a high-risk patient.