The cardiac MRI shown to the right shows a normal human heart.
It contracts uniformly and is a perfect piece of biochemical engineering when working normally. It has to be, as it will contract over 3 billion times during the lifetime of the average person.
In the modern world, there are few things that match such precision engineering for reliability.
We saw a lady with escalating breathlesness and following a detailed history and examination from one of our Consultants, a cardiac MRI was requested.
The explanation for this ladies’ symptoms was a weakened, dilated heart, shown here on cardiac MRI (a cardiomyopathy).
Heart muscle weakness can lead to breathing problems, heart rhythm disorders and can shorten life expectancy.
It needs a dedicated package of care constructed for each individual, in order to reduce the symptoms of breathlessness or fluid retention and to prolong life.