To avoid disturbing the knocking noises caused by the magnetic fields that are switched on and off, you will receive earplugs or ear protection.
A special examination is the Cardio MRI stress test. This enables us to identify areas of the heart muscle that are not sufficiently supplied with blood in stressful situations. In order to artificially generate this stress, the patient is administered an endogenous hormone (adenosine) via the vein. In some people this can cause a feeling of warmth or breathing difficulty – which is completely normal.
When is cardiac MRI performed?
The Cardio MRT can be useful for diagnostics in people with various cardiovascular diseases or symptoms: in circulatory disorders of the heart, after previous heart attacks, in heart muscle inflammation or diseases of the pericardium for example. The innovative method is also conceivable for comprehensive examination of cardiac performance or for monitoring congenital heart defects.