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Heart Health

09 February 2011

FDA approves MRI-safe pacemaker

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first pacemaker system that can be used safely with MRI scanners.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first pacemaker system, produced by medical device giant Medtronic Inc. that can be used safely with MRI scanners.

Its Revo MRI SureScan Pacing System has a function that can be turned on before a scan in order to prepare patients for the MRI machines, which can be up to 30,000 times more powerful than the Earth's magnetic field.

 

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