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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
I got angina when I was 18 years old; now I am 22. I had stress ecg, ecg, 24 hour ecg, echo, cardiac mri, and cardiac mra done. My heart is structurally perfect. Is there any point in getting any other testing done at a young age?
No: Extensive workup, especially given age. If everything is ok anatomically, and no abnormal cardiac rhythm, consider non cardiac causes. ...Read more
I was told a Ct 64 slice Ct angio, 3d, ultrasound, cardiac MRA MRI, Ct chest with contrast and stress test cannot detect soft plaques? True or not true
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?
Would structural heart disease in 22 yr old be ruled out by echo, ecg, cardiac mri, stress ecg, 24h ecg, cardiac coronary anatomy mra?
Gadolinium: The contrast agents used during an MRI all contain gadolinium which is a rare earth element. The gadolinium is chelated so that it is less toxic and can be excreted through the kidneys. It functions to increase contrast between structures and can highlight abnormal structures and masses. ...Read more
Yes: The quality is almost the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
21 y/o with severe vertigo. MRI was normal other than 2 small white lesions. Is an MRA also warranted?
Yes get further eval:
Hi, At 21 yo, "white lesions" in the brain are not normal. I recommend further evaluation. 1 thing to consider is migraines (can cause lesions) and also consider arterial insufficiency, in particular posterior circulation. The MRA can evaluate the vascular supply and I feel you should have neck and head MRA.
Best of luck and get better soon. ...Read more
Prone to allergic reactions to meds. Having an mra w/contrast soon. Never had bad reaction from MRI contrasts before, but more allergies now. Concern?
Allergy is very rare: according to this,
http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/releases/92774.Php
there were 54 reactions to over 78000 injections reported, almost all mild. ...Read more
Having so much headaches & pains in your head everyday or every other day can this cause u to have a anuersyum? I've had mra dec2012 & MRI 4-18-13 norma
I'm going to lose it already these pain n my head& all these ha's r gettin to me I've had a MRI 4-18-2013& mra normal I'm scared 4 my life at this poi?
Family hist, NHS won't disclose amyloidosis, in family, MRI ruled out hypokensis. Refused results, noECG, No MRA of LV, I found amyloid in records now missin?
See details: This is not a medical question. Conspiracy theories cannot be addressed here. ...Read more
My MRI and MRA were normal, but I still have the symptoms of arteritis. Is there anything that mimics this condition?
Headache: CLuster headaches, tension head aches, aneurysms, tumors, and migraine variants could mimic arteritis symptoms. Serious conditions have since been eliminated with normal MRI and MRA. Electrolyte abnormalities and medication side effects could also cause symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had a MRI and mra, in 2 areas there are circles around areas with arrows pointing to the areas. What does this mean?
Radiologist's sign: I suspect you're seeing a mark placed by the radiologist (doc who read films) to mark something. Did you get the printed report? That would clue you in to what they were marking, noting. ...Read more
So since I've had a MRI on 4-18-13 I shouldn't worry bout these pains n my head they feel deep & shooting pains n my head had mra in dec2012 scared?
Imaging studies: Mri/mra are diagnostic aids which do not necessarily always provide a clear answer to the problem being investigated. That is part of the art of medicine, in which an experienced clinician is able to utilize multiple skills to investigate and solve a problem. See a good neurologist and have them advise you. Hope this works out soon. ...Read more
Results: Can you post some of the specifics? Or, message a HealthTap doc for a more in depth discussion. ...Read more
Could I have ocvm or caa with a normal MRI 4-18-13 & had a mra done dec 2012 it was a close MRI I get pains in my head here in there headches?
Is it bad that I'm feeling a constant pain n my head that comes & goes & it's in a diff spot everytime had normal MRI 4-18-13 & normal mra dec2012?
Chronic migraine: Migraine characteristically migrates around the head for some people. If you have headaches more than 15 days a month, this qualifies them as chronic migraines. A migraine prophylactic med will help reduce the frequency and severity of these headaches. Meanwhile, avoid rebound headache--don't take "only-as-needed" pain meds more than 12 days per month. ...Read more