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Cardiac MRI

The Valley Hospital has acquired a breakthrough diagnostic screening tool for patients with heart failure symptoms. The tool, known as the MARISATM Analysis and Assessment System, utilizes images from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). Cardiac MRI utilizing the MARISA Technology is designed to help physicians more accurately determine the most optimal treatment for their cardiac and heart failure patients.

According to the American Heart Association, heart failure is diagnosed in about 5 million people each year in the United States/ Cardiac MRI  can help in the detection of heart failure and ultimately save lives.

 Cardiac MRI utilizing the MARISA Technology allows physicians to visualize and assess the health of a patient's heart with great detail and precision, previously unavailable. The unique design of MARISA allows a physician to determine if the patient has had a previous heart attack, the degree of damage and the exact size and location of scar tissue. The blood flow through the patient's heart muscle can be seen and if surgery will be effective in returning blood flow. Following a CMRI scan, physicians will be better able to assess heart failure patients and provide the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient.


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