TV News Story Talks about the Benefits of Electron Beam Tomography Heart Scans

TV News Story Talks about the Benefits of Electron Beam Tomography Heart Scans

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2004 - Swedish Heart Institute (SHI) cardiologist Gary Oppenheim, M.D., was interviewed for a story about Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) heart scans that aired during KING 5 Television's (ch. 5; NBC) 5 p.m. newscast on Jan. 29.

In the story, Dr. Oppenheim, who is director of SHI's EBT program, discussed the benefits of this technology. "This is a way of picking up coronary disease, sometimes 10 to 20 years before a treadmill (stress test) would ever be positive."

Anyone can get an EBT scan, but it's recommended for patients who have one or two risk factors, such as a family history of heart disease or high blood pressure.

To read the transcript of this story on the KING TV Web site, click here.

And for more information about Swedish's EBT program, click here.

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