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Use and safety of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with an implanted MRI-conditional pacing device
© van der Graaf et al. 2016
- Published: 27 January 2016
- Magnetic Resonance Image
- Neurological Disease
- High Likelihood
- Single Center
- Center Study
This study investigated the use and safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for several pathologies in patients with an implanted MRI conditional pacing system.
This was a retrospective, single center study. All patients with an MRI conditional pacemaker or Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implanted in our center between June 2011 and March 2015 were enrolled. All MRI examinations performed in these patients were evaluated. For all patients, pacing thresholds, P- and R-wave amplitude, lead impedance and battery longevity were monitored during the entire follow-up.
Since MRI conditional devices are not yet available for all patients, patients that have a high likelihood of requiring an MRI examination in the near future need to be selected before implantation of these devices.
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