Scientists find MRI better to detect heart attack

Canadian researchers have found a faster way to diagnose a heart attack.

Scientists at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with teams in Germany and Australia, have studied the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to view heart damage. They found that cardiac MRI is quicker, and just as good at showing damage, than standard, more invasive methods that involve radiation or the injection of radioactive dyes.

Researchers explain that the water in heart tissue has magnetic properties that allow the MRI to view the muscle.

The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

source: CTV.ca

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