A doctor has a new way to diagnose your health problems.
In a video released on Monday, Dr. Robert A. Tait, who is also a medical director, says he’s used his newly developed technology to help diagnose illnesses that aren’t necessarily related to a medical condition.
The technology is called CT scan-assisted cardiac surgery, or CATSC, and is designed to help doctors better determine how your heart is working and whether you need to have a heart transplant.
Tait said it’s been used in patients with diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
He said patients are given the CT scan as part of their diagnostic testing, and can choose from a variety of medical conditions.
“What we do is get the CT to show your heart,” he said in the video.
“We have a process for determining the type of heart disease.”
Tail said patients often have problems with their hearts functioning and it’s not always clear whether their heart has an underlying condition.
“If your heart has a problem with one of those things, you’ll have an issue,” he added.
Tait told ABC News he is working with doctors at several hospitals to find the right procedures for those who need them.
“The patients who need this are patients that are not getting the care they need,” he explained.
“They have a lot of problems that can go along with heart disease, and we can help them see how to get the heart back to the health that it was.”
Tait says his technology works by measuring the electrical signals in your heart and compares them to images of your body.
If they match, it tells doctors whether your heart needs a heart surgery.
His technology was first developed for heart surgeries in the 1970s.
More recently, doctors have developed software that allows doctors to diagnose heart conditions, like heart failure, by measuring electrical signals that are sent to the brain.
There are currently about 2,500 CT scans in the U.S. and about 600,000 CATSCs in the United States, according to the American College of Cardiology.
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