- Structural issues and defects
- Functional issues like valve failure
- Ischemia (reduced blood supply)
- Degenerative conditions
- Unspecified chest pain
- Complications due to heart valve prosthesis, graft, implant or device
If you hurt your back and conservative treatments weren’t reducing the pain, you’d probably talk to your doctor about getting a Lumbar MRI to get to the bottom of what’s causing the discomfort. Likewise, if you experience pain or discomfort in your chest, consider talking to your doctor about a Cardiac MRI.
MRI – whether for your back or your heart – is a proven imaging technique for visualizing a broad range of conditions in an extremely safe way, with no exposure to radiation. If you and your doctor believe a Cardiac MRI is right for you, call to schedule an appointment at Franciscan Health Valparaiso CDI.
Our extremely detailed MRI images make this imaging exam an extremely valuable tool in detecting and evaluating coronary disease, allowing for examination of the structure and function of the heart and major vessels without the risks and costs associated with traditional, more invasive procedures.
Cardiac MRI exams at Franciscan Health Valparaiso CDI are interpreted by a highly respected cardiologist who is fellowship-trained in Cardiac MRI. The exam is covered by insurance providers, Medicare and Medicaid.