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MRI of the heart

Thanks to the most modern devices, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart provides excellent options for visual representation of structure and function of the heart without the need for X-rays or catheters.

Questions typically asked:

  • Vitality of the cardiac muscle
  • Congenital cardiac diseases
  • Cardiomyopathies such as myocardial insufficiency, thickening of the
  • cardiac muscle or myocarditis
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Valvular heart disease

The MRI of the heart is able to show motion pictures of the heart beating and the complex functional correlations of the movement of the heart at all the spatial levels.
Besides determining the precise volume of the cardiac chambers and the stroke volume, assessment of the cardiac valvular function is also a critical element in the assessment of the cardiac function.

In the case of Stress-MRI of the heart, on administering a special drug that dilates the blood vessels in a short while, the blood circulation and the vitality of the cardiac muscle can be seen very well by administering a contrast medium. Whether a chest pain is a result of a so called coronary heart disease can be stated with a high degree of reliability.