Nearly 70% of heart attacks occur at the site of blockages that are half the diameter or less of the coronary artery, yet conventional imaging stress tests such as a nuclear stress tests or stress echocardiography generally detect obstructions in the range of approximately 70% or greater. As a “screening” test, stress testing is simply not adequate in most patients to truly determine who has various degrees of underlying coronary artery disease.
The CS-100 ECG test is available exclusively at PCNY. It gathers electrical information about your heart from the same 12 electrode leads as a standard electrocardiogram. However, the data are analyzed by a patented dedicated computer algorithm via a complex mathematical analysis, allowing us to derive much more information than that of a traditional ECG.
This test is able to detect coronary artery blockages of 40% or greater, with upwards of 90% sensitivity when compared to an invasive coronary angiogram. When combined with the calcium score and various other blood tests, allows PCNY to get a far more complete and earlier look into your cardiovascular health – truly what may be lurking under the “tip of the iceberg”.