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Advanced Cardiac Imaging

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Advanced Cardiac Imaging is the subspecialty of cardiology concerned with the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease using advanced imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance, computed tomography and Nuclear Medicine. At Euracare Advanced Diagnostics and Heart Centre, Dr Ayetey, our U.K. trained Advanced Cardiac Imaging Consultant offers the following services.

Cardiac MRI (CMR) for:

  • Precise quantification of left ventricle and/or right ventricle size and/or function
  • Assessment of myocardial viability after myocardial infarction
  • Assessment of inducible ischaemia in coronary disease
  • Assessment of myocardium in patients with chest pain and normal coronaries
  • Assessment of etiology of cardiomyopathy (ischemic, nonischemic, infiltrative, ARVD)
  • Quantification of vavular regurgitation and/or intra-cardiac shunt
  • Evaluation of congenital anomalies in paediatric and adult patients
  • Evaluation of cardiac masses
  • Evaluation of pericardial disease, including constrictive pericarditis
  • Clarification of abnormal or equivocal echo findings
  • Cardio-oncology – evaluation of cardiac function in cancer patients who have had chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy

Cardiac CT angiography (CTCA) for:

  • Assessment of coronary artery anatomy in patients who are of low to intermediate cardiovascular risk profile with symptoms of chest discomfort (now first line investigation for stable chest pain)
  • Assessment of coronary artery anatomy in those with equivocal stress testing.

Dr Harold Ayetey

Dr Harold Ayetey

Advanced Cardiac Imaging/Cardiology Consultant-MB BChir (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge), Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship (UK)

Dr Ayetey qualified at the University of Cambridge and trained in General Internal Medicine in the London and Oxford Deaneries before returning to Cambridge as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Cardiology where his research led to a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr Ayetey subsequently completed a sub-specialty Fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital in the UK. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences and runs clinics in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Euracare where he also leads the Advanced Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac MRI and CT) service. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (London), European Society of Cardiology, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and a Fellow of the Ghanaian Society of Cardiology.

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