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Cardio MRI stands for Magnetic resonance imaging (also called magnetic resonance imaging) of the heart. This is a very modern imaging procedure that allows us to gain an insight into your innermost heart structures. Without any radiation exposure, we can analyze the nature of your heart with all its important components and the vessels near the heart.

Thanks to the precision of this method, we can look into the heart muscle, for example, which is not possible with ultrasound. Inflammations, scarring – also caused by “silent” heart attacks – and changes in the size of the heart muscle can be detected, as can malfunctions of the heart valves. We offer this innovative diagnostic method at the premises of our cooperation partner Radiology at Neumarkt in Neuss.

How does the cardio-MRI work?

So that we can carry out the Cardio-MRT optimally, some things have to be considered before. Our patients should not drink tea or coffee or eat chocolate in the 24 hours before. They are given a contrast medium that supports the MRI procedure display. It does not contain iodine and is also suitable for people with allergies. Before the examination can start, you must remove all metallic objects (e.g. watches, hearing aids, cheque cards). If you have metal parts in your body (e.g. joint prostheses), this is usually not a problem – it just has to be documented. For people with older pacemakers or inner ear prostheses, the cardio MRI is not suitable. During the 45 to 60 minute functional examination, you lie on a couch with your upper body free, connected to a ECG device. This couch automatically moves within the tubular MRI devices to create numerous sectional images of your heart region. Depending on the individual situation, you can be partially or completely in the tube. Should you find this idea unpleasant, we will be happy to help you with an appropriate sedative so that you can experience the examination stress-free.

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.

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