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Heart Health

29 August 2012

MRIs ok for people with pacemakers

Evidence is mounting that MRI scans may be safe for people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to the latest study.

Evidence is mounting that MRI scans may be safe for people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to the latest study on the issue that appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology.

The devices were turned off during the scans or, if the patients didn't have a viable heartbeat without them, set to a constant rhythm that wouldn't be upset by the scanner's magnetic field.

 

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