New technology to see inside of heart arteries

Known as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT).

Used along with angioplasty to better detect the cause of heart attack.

Based on the results, oral medications can be suggested instead of bypass or angioplasty. Prevents unnecessary stenting. especially among young people who are in their 20s.

Heart attacks are leading cause of death among Indians. 28 lac died in 2016 due to it.

The cost of OCT is around 80 thousand but due to better detection, stent & blood thinners can be avoided life long.

This technology has been used at Surana Hospital, Chembur.

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