What is Cardiac MRI?

Cardiac MRI is an advanced technology that allows for visualization of the heart and blood vessels with unexcelled clarity. The purpose of cardiac MRI is to assess the use of magnetic resonance imaging to take pictures of the heart and adjacent blood vessels using a standard/commercial MRI scanner with special/custom software that we hope will allow for a sophisticated assessment of your heart. MRI makes use of the intrinsic properties of tissues in a magnetic environment, and will not expose you to any harmful radiation. 

Is there any risk to having an MRI?

MRI is considered very safe, and no health risks associated with the machine's magnetic field have been reported. Individuals with a pacemaker or defibrillator should not have an MRI.