I was wondering what is the best diagnostic technique to detect inflammatory disease of heart and I would like to confirm if my reasoning is right.
First of all, heart inflammation can cause abnormal heart biting and a changing in the biological environment of the heart.
Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a graph of voltage versus time of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin. Echocardiography is the use of sound waves to produce an image of the heart and/or surrounding structures. Thus with the first technique we assess the heart rhythm and with the second we can monitor the heart environment with the use of sound waves physics.
However, can these two techniques fail at least to detect early heart inflammatory disease ? In particular because the heart at the beginning can still pump properly and echocardiography clearly can be affected by interference from overlying bone and lung tissue ?
With Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technique, instead, you can obtain a more accurate image of the structure of the heart because T1 and T2 relaxation times vary strongly with biological environmental changes . Is it right ?