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Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It Varies

Cardiac MRI will show heart function, valves, and if they give contrast, can show evidence of prior heart attacks.
Sometimes it can show blocked arteries, but it's not the best study to look at these.

In brief: It Varies

Cardiac MRI will show heart function, valves, and if they give contrast, can show evidence of prior heart attacks.
Sometimes it can show blocked arteries, but it's not the best study to look at these.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Chestive heart failure best diagnosed with plain chest xray and physical examination.
To see "blocked coronary arteries" need sither heart catheterization, or ct angiography, because of ability to see fine detail., speak with your cardiologist to determine which is best for you.

In brief: Maybe

Chestive heart failure best diagnosed with plain chest xray and physical examination.
To see "blocked coronary arteries" need sither heart catheterization, or ct angiography, because of ability to see fine detail., speak with your cardiologist to determine which is best for you.
Dr. Arthur Freedman
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiac MRI

This study is used to look for specific problems.
It can show the heart muscle, heart arteries and adjacent great vessels, it can give an indication of function and status of the muscle and valves. Other tests are complementary and your doctor will generally choose what is best to gather the information needed for decision making.

In brief: Cardiac MRI

This study is used to look for specific problems.
It can show the heart muscle, heart arteries and adjacent great vessels, it can give an indication of function and status of the muscle and valves. Other tests are complementary and your doctor will generally choose what is best to gather the information needed for decision making.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Cardiac MRA/MRI

Yes it will show the blood vessels and show the blockage but if seen on mra the blckage, you will still need angiography for angioplasty or stent placement.
It is not a good test for congestive heart failure.You need echocardiogram for that.

In brief: Cardiac MRA/MRI

Yes it will show the blood vessels and show the blockage but if seen on mra the blckage, you will still need angiography for angioplasty or stent placement.
It is not a good test for congestive heart failure.You need echocardiogram for that.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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