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CT scans of the heart – British Heart Foundation

image from bhf.org.uk
image from bhf.org.uk

 

image from bhf.org.uk

image from bhf.org.uk

 

CT is a Computerised Tomography that produces multiple images of the heart from different angles. There are two ways in which a CT scan can be used for the heart.

Source: CT scans of the heart – British Heart Foundation

Gene associated with sudden cardiac death identified by ICD monitoring — ScienceDaily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150831101525.htm

Very early finding shows that amongst patients who have an implanted cardiac defibrillator there are two genes are more common in those who go on to have a potentially fatal ventricular arrhythmia. This genetic distribution appears to be seen in the general population too and this raisers the prospect of identifying some high/ higher risk individuals.