Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Now Offering HeartFlow® FFRCT Analysis, a Non-Invasive Diagnostic Tool for Coronary Artery Disease
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Bradenton, Florida – March 19, 2021] Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital, members of the Manatee Healthcare System, are the first hospitals in Manatee and Sarasota Counties to offer cardiac patients the HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its kind non-invasive, diagnostic technology that aids physicians in the diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.
CAD is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.1CAD develops when the arteries leading to the heart narrow or become blocked, which may lead to a reduction in blood flow to the heart, causing chest pain, heart attacks and death. Despite being the most common form of heart disease, studies have shown there is a need to improve how CAD is evaluated and diagnosed. Many of the non-invasive tests available today have low accuracy rates in detecting CAD. Additionally, a recent study found more than half of patients with suspected CAD who underwent an invasive coronary angiogram (ICA) had no need for intervention, since no blood flow-limiting blockage was found during the procedure.2 The HeartFlow Analysis shows how each blockage impacts blood flow to a patient’s heart. Using a CT scan, the HeartFlow Analysis creates a computerized 3D model of patient’s coronary arteries. With trained specialists and powerful computers, the HeartFlow Analysis simulates blood flow and assesses the impact of blockages on blood flow to the heart. Physicians receive a digital, color-coded, 3D model of the patient's coronary arteries and is available as a color-coed 3D model on web and mobile.
Three cardiologist on staff at both hospitals have been trained by HeartFlow. They are David C. Buck, DO, FACC, Eugene M. Parent, MD, FACC and Bruce R. Lipskind, MD, FACC, all from Bradenton Cardiology Center/Manatee Physician Alliance.
“Historically, we have been faced with either using tests that were frequently inaccurate or putting a patient through an invasive procedure to determine whether they would need another invasive procedure to restore blood flow,” said Dr. Buck. “The HeartFlow Analysis completely changes this paradigm, providing essential information that can help us determine the best approach for a patient through a convenient, non-invasive platform.”
“The HeartFlow Analysis will help us develop the most appropriate treatment plan for a patient with coronary artery disease without the need for unnecessary to our patients.”
The HeartFlow Analysis has been used with over 75,000 patients with suspected heart disease. Additionally, in clinical trials, using the HeartFlow Analysis helped identify which patients do and do not need invasive treatment.3 The use of the HeartFlow Analysis also reduced the cost of care by 26% compared to usual care.4
About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (lwrmc.com) Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, a member of the Manatee Healthcare System, is the hospital of choice for many families in the Manatee/Sarasota region. Since it opened in 2004, the hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is recognized across the nation as a symbol of quality that shows the hospital's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to a medical staff of more than 600 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties and use the hospital's advanced medical technology.
About Manatee Memorial Hospital (manateememorial.com)
Manatee Memorial Hospital, a member of the Manatee Healthcare System, has served the residents of Manatee and surrounding counties for over 68 years and has the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The hospital opened a new Emergency Care Center in December 2018 to accommodate our growing community and the first Interventional Radiology Suite with biplane in Manatee County, in January 2019 to support advanced stroke care and vascular disease.
The range of medical services at the hospital includes emergency medicine for all ages; cardiac; cardiovascular; stroke; surgical; orthopedics; outpatient and inpatient radiology services; rehabilitation; respiratory care; sleep services; oncology; wound care and women’s and children’s services including the only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the county.
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1 American Heart Association.
2 Patel, et al., Am Heart J 2014; 167:846-852.e2.
3 Douglas, et al., Euro Heart J 2015.
4 Douglas, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016; 68:435-45 Physicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Healthcare System, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Healthcare System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our websites.