FORMER England cricket captain Chris Cowdrey unveiled a hospital’s life-saving scanner.
Chris, who suffered a heart attack and had a stent inserted in 2011, said he was ‘delighted’ to open the latest piece of equipment which will help other patients in the future.
“I am now well but the consultant recommended a scan, which showed the scar on my heart, and the information has been invaluable in helping doctors advise me how to reduce the risk of the same happening again.”
The scanner allows clinicians to assess, almost simultaneously, any disease in the coronary arteries and see how this could affect blood flow to the heart.
The machine will also allow doctors to scan individual lung lobes.
Richard Underwood, trust professor of cardiac imaging, said he is ‘very excited’ about the improved diagnosis.