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Cardiac Mri Mra
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Is cardiac mri/mra for morphology interventricular septum result of 1.0 to 1.1cm (done 2 months after echo) more accurate than echo result of 1.3 cm?
Cardiac MRI (CMR): A CMR is considered the gold standard for cardiac morphology, including interventricular septal thickness. ...Read more
How well can a cardiac mri/mra test for a shunt? Is it a good test for a shunt in the heart? Accurate?
Cardiac MRI/MRA/MR with IV gadolinium vs TEE echo to look for a vsd or asd, which test is more accurate? To look for a hole in the heart?
Cardiac Abnormality: The TEE echo will give you a better look at what is going on with the heart as fare as structure. However, you may have to have several test done to confirm and determine function. Discuss all of your questions and concerns with your cardiologist. Good Luck and feel better soon ...Read more
18 year old comes in with angina symptoms, they have, ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri&mra, echo, 24h ecg. Would you suggest non-cardiac cause mimicking?
When measuring ascending aorta size (horiz)from sinotobular junction to innominate artery is cardiac mri/mra for morphology more accurate test than cta?
Depends: Done properly, ideally with ECG gating, an aortic MRA is equivalent to an aortic CTA. The opinion from some vascular docs is an overestimation on MRA. This was probably from movement artifact and older scanners. The benefit of MRA is the lack of iodinated contrast and lack of radiation. It is in routine use at many large medical facilities to periodically track aortic enlargement- kids/adults ...Read more
Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?
Male 22. Get pvc's often. Had ecg, 24hecg, stress ecg, echo, cardiac mri/mra. Safe to ignore the pvc's? Its a quick skipped beat feeling.
PVC;s: Many a times this could be quite normal. As long as you have had a full work-up and evaluation. ...Read more
22 don't excercise much. Resting hr is sometimes between 52-60. Had ecg, echo, cardiac mri/mra, 24h holter, stress ecg, bloods. Is this normal?
Any symptoms?: Why you had all those test done? Seems to me that if above test were normal, then your heart it's in good shape. ...Read more
Ct angio 64 slice, stress echo, 3d echo, cardiac MRI/MRA. None of these fan detect soft plaque correct? What non invasive test can?
Would cardiac mri & mra without contrast, ecg, 48hr ecg, echocardiogram, treadmill ecg rule out the majority of heart problems in 25 yr old?
This is more than enough testing and most insurers would NOT cover all these tests!
Hope this helps. ..... ...Read more
Best non invasive test to check coronary arteries? Ct angio, stress echo and cardiac MRI MRA? Any better non invasive testing to check coronary art?
Tests: Each of the tests listed has specific strengths and weaknesses. The choice of study depends on the specific information desired by the ordering physician and the capabilities of the performing laboratory. CT angio in many cases will produce the best images of the arteries of the three, MRA has its specific indications and stress echo doesn't show the vessels but shows the effects of serious ischem ...Read more
3D echo, chest Ct with contrast and cardiac MRI MRA MR with gadolinium. Could all 3 miss a vsd or asd? Done at mayo in arizona. I have a CHD PAPVR.
Studies: It is always possible to miss something, even with multiple studies. It is not likely to miss a substantial ASD or VSD with all three studies. You should discuss with your Docs, they can explain to you what your situation is. ...Read more
22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?
You have already: Undergone many of the tests to exclude any ischemia to heart muscle, but the only way to rule out any congenital coronary artery anomalies is by angiogram. Talk with your cardiologist, but chance of finding any significant anomalies seem small to me with all negative results so far. ...Read more
Chest pain exercise goes when stop almost instant. Had ecg, stress ecg, echo, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg. Age started 18 nw 22. Should I have CT angio?
I had a stress echo a 3d echo and a cardiac MRI/MRA at the mayo clinic Would this not rule out blockage? I have chest pain but they say from GERD&POTS
Questions & answers: I'm curious why the folks at Mayo would indulge a 26-year-old with all those expensive tests when the chances of "blockage" are so remote. Sounds like "blockage" WAS ruled out and you want to believe it but don't. Anxiety is strictly defined as irrational worry. My advice: Find something else to worry about, or better yet, seek treatment to help you overcome your anxiety (or maybe it's OCD?). ...Read more
22 chest pain exersise since 18. Had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, echo, 24h ecg. Should I have CT angiogram? No family history.
How accurate is a cardiac MRI and MRA done using IV gadolinium? Checking for asd vsd and any other hole in the heart?
Tests: The question is not as simple as you might think. We have multiple tests available, how good the test result is depends on the lab doing it, the equipment and many other factors. Your Doc should be quite familiar with the form of testing the Doc is comfortable with in your area. MRI/MRA is a good imaging technique in proficient hands. TEE and CT are also good techniques, discuss with your Doc ...Read more