Cardiac MRI

What is an MRI?

MRI ScanCardiac MRI, also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a painless imaging test that uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart. It can be used to examine your heart and blood vessels and to identify areas of the brain affected by stroke.

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Why do people get MRI Scans?

An MRI can help your doctor identify many different heart conditions, including:

  • Tissue damage from a heart attack
  • Reduced blood flow in the heart muscle
  • Problems in the aorta
  • Diseases of the pericardium (outer lining of the heart muscle)
  • Heart muscle diseases, such as heart failure or enlargement of the heart, and abnormal growths such as cancerous tumors
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Congenital heart problems and the success of surgical repair

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