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  • MRI of heart

    what will an MRI show that an echo doesn't??
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: MRI of heart

    Wall motion, it shows a better picture of motion. The pictures are clearer than an echo.
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      Re: MRI of heart

      Originally posted by Lisa Salberg
      Wall motion, it shows a better picture of motion. The pictures are clearer than an echo.
      Lisa
      Os this common practice? I have never heard of having an MRI. Do they only do this for those with more obstruction?

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        Re: MRI of heart

        MRI's are used in several cases.
        1. when the echo image is not very clear.
        2. sometimes when symptoms are progressing and it is unclear why - an MRI can see more and provide help.
        3. a great deal of research is being done in this area.

        Hope that helps.
        Lisa
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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