using a non-invasive magnetic field. A cardiac MRI does not use any form of radiation. A cardiac MRI is normally ordered when someone is experiencing heart problems. The test will provide detailed 2D and 3D pictures of the heart structure as well as show how well blood flows through the heart and major blood vessels. A
will usually perform the test. A cardiologist will use the test results to diagnose cardiac conditions such as
coronary heart disease
, problems with the heart valves,
(inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart muscle),
, narrowed or blocked arteries and damage from heart attacks. Due to the magnet used, patients with
, screws or
are unable to have a cardiac MRI. A
scan may be performed instead.
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