Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan

It is an advanced technology for creating images by electromagnetic fields to evaluate the structure and function of the cardiac. Also, highly significant in the evaluation of the clinical coronary blood flow, as well as precisely evidence that benefits the classification of cardiovascular disease and the therapy strategies for the patient as an individual suitably.

The strength of cardiac MRI is the high resolution of the cardiac images with elevated efficiency in the investigating process thorough blood flow through all cardiac compartments. Besides, the recipients do not experience discomfort, and hospitalization is unnecessary with this method.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan

When should a cardiac be assessed utilizing a cardiac MRI?

  • In the case of clients’ desire to test for the biological structure and functional characteristics of all cardiac compartments thoroughly, including various structures such as cardiac valves, pericardium, and the aorta/pulmonary vein blood vessels.
  • Patient with suspected unstable angina and ischemic myocardial infarction.
  • To assess the percentage of fibrosis within the cardiac muscle for indicating the ailments.
  • Review for the explanation of heart failure or myocardial infarction.
  • Evaluation of congenital heart disease.
  • To assess the patient exclusively both before operation and after operation.
  • Diagnosis of myocardial infarction, infection, or cardiac

How to prepare before investigating?

  • Personnel will inquire for security before scanning with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, including allergy medications, as may need to be injected while assessing.
  • No liquid and diets for four hours prior to the procedure.
  • In the case of claustrophobia, the patient should inform the personnel to take medication to alleviate anxiety.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan

Who are incapable of performing a heart scan manipulating a cardiac MRI?

  • There are absolute contraindications for MRI, such as patients with cardiac pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, patients who have undergone specific metallic heart valve prosthesis or intracerebral aneurysm clips surgery, and patients with cochlear implant surgery, etc.
  • Hypersensitivity to certain medications used in the assessments, such as Gadolinium, Adenosine, etc.
  • Severe claustrophobia.

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