What do the results of cardiac MRI tell us?
Consultant cardiologist Dr Joban Sehmi explains what the results of a cardiac MRI tell us
The cardiac MRI is a very specialist test that gives a wealth of information about the health of your heart. It is by far the best way of assessing the structures within the heart and assessing heart function.
The real strength of MRI is to look for scarring which can give your doctor some information about some of the symptoms you’re having and some of the reasons why your heart may not be working well. The MRI is also a very strong way of assessing the valves within the heart and looking for communications between the right and left side of the heart.
Lastly, an MRI, allows you to assess structures other than the heart, such as the lungs and the bag in which the heart sits the pericardium. All this information can be put together and with your symptoms, allows your doctor to come to an accurate diagnosis.