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What is cardiac MRI?

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Cardiac MRI is used to distinguish scar from normal tissue and abnormalities in the heart muscle. It can also measure ejection fraction. That's how much blood is pumped out of the heart with each beat, and how much blood pumps through the heart with each beat.

SOURCES: 

Silver, W., “Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,” HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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SOURCES: 

Silver, W., “Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,” HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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