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Cardiac Function Mri
Does cardiac mri show function of the heart? Like if my cardiac mri comes back normal does that mean the heart is functioning ok?
Heart function: Cardiac MRI does not directly measure heart function, but it is very good at showing anatomic abnormalities. If MRI is normal, usually the heart is functioning normally. Fr true measure of heart function, ultrasound (cardiac echo) usually is used. ...Read more
Typical MRI reveals the anatomy of the body but gives very little information regarding the function of the body parts imaged. Functional MRI is a way of doing an MRI of the brain while the patient performs a specific task. As the patient does this task the MRI is able to make images showing which parts or the brain are activated during the ...Read more
Ebola/Marburg virus: High fever, severe headache, muscle and joint pains are the first symptoms. Dirrhea (bloody), nausea/vomiting, raised rash and bleeding from mucus membranes occurs. This family of viruses doesn't cause cardiac disease per say, but left long enough hemodynamic changes occur and chest pain and cardiac failure can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lamictal cause impaired cardiac function..i read this in a medical manual..i take 100 mg along with 600 tegretol have 2 stents and am now worried?
Unlikely: take your meds as directed. dont stop them without talking to your doctors. ...Read more
Mri-cardiac morphology w/0 contrast and an mra -chest the report only mentions the aorta and its size. I have multi valve and function issues. Should the report discuss function, chamber sizes etc?
Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?
Sounds pretty normal: Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about. Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild CAD. no MI , My LVEF measurements since 2011 are 60, 58, 55, 50, 49. Cardiologist called it mildly reduced. Whats most accurate way heart Cath, 2d echo, 3d Echo, cardiac mri, Muga scan? Is Reduced cardiac funct. means Cardiomyopathy ? THANK YOU.
EF: You appear to have had a lot of testing but provide limited history. The numbers alone don't tell much as their test associations and other factors make them not necessarily very different. You should see a cardiologist and get your questions answered from a Doc with specific information about you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My echo said I have a mildy thickened pericardium, what does that mean? also sm pericardiul effusion RV free wall, but shows mod-lg on cardiac MRI.
Pericardial disease: Pericardial thickening & effusion (excess fluid in the sac around the heart) can be caused by a number of conditions including viral or idiopathic pericarditis (inflammation caused by a virus or by other unknown causes), or auto-immune illnesses such as systemic lupus. It would be important to get more details (including why was the MRI done?) Consider an inbox consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Yes: Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive (non-needle based) way to assess heart size and function. It is the best in quantifying and characterizing heart tissue and functioning. If your heart is dilated (too big) it will probably diagnosis. It will also help determine the cause of the abnormality. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Takes a while : Cardiac MRI always requires an IV for gadolinium contrast. Mri for small children will also usually require anesthesia. The patient goes in the scanner and multiple "runs" are made to show different aspects of the cardiac anatomy and physiology. It often takes over an hour to get all the images. It can be a very helpful tool in some patients. ...Read more
Had a cardiac stress MRI they say all good and normal why caint I have gallbladder surg. It all showed good i'm really worried now?
I had a cardiac MRI bSSFP (GE electric) technique but my values of the ventricles are borderline high could this be due to the technique? so not SSFP
Ask your doctor: you are 23 years old and probably healthy so be suspicious of borderline findings. The MRI is a screening test and has to be interpreted in the light of other tests and your exercise tolerance and the initial indication for doing these very expensive tests. You need to address this to your doctor who has the whole picture. ...Read more
I had a cardiac MRI - it came back perfect. Would i benefit from a calcium scoring? I do have risk factors, but not sure if it tells the same things.
Predicts your risk: Doing calcium scoring may help in calculating your future risk of cardiovascular disease. Why was cardiac MRI done? Some patients with family history of coronary artery disease may get calcium scoring done to predict there future risk . If you are at low risk based of co-morbidities and risk factors you don't need one. ...Read more
What does "interventricular septum Intact" means on cardiac MRI for morphology report? Does it mean septum is of normal size.What's upper normal limit
THIS IS: A NORMAL FINDING...it simply means there is NO defect! NORMAL!!!!!! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
No.: A cardiac MRI is a detailed study of the heart. It requires special expertise to perform and interpret, and is usually only done well at select hospitals. A chest MRI is a general study of everything in the chest - lungs, aorta, etc. It may get some general information about the heart but not much. This type of scan is not so specialized and can usually be done at most hospitals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...Read more
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