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HeartRhythm Journal CME November 2019: Safety of thoracic magnetic resonance imaging for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators
Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal
November 2019, Volume 16, Issue 11

During magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) leads can be antennae to focus energy onto myocardium, leading to heating and arrhythmias. Clinical data on thoracic MRI safety for patients with legacy devices are limited. The purpose of this study was to identify patients undergoing thoracic MRI with legacy devices, compare the incidence of adverse events of those patients with control patients undergoing brain MRI with legacy devices, and compare paired cardiac troponin T (cTnT) values.
Deepak Padmanabhan, DM
Danesh K. Kella, MBBS
Abhishek J. Deshmukh, MBBS
Siva K. Mulpuru, MD
Ramila A. Mehta
Connie M. Dalzell, RN
Nora E. Olson, RN
Joel P. Felmlee, PhD
Mary L. Jondal, RN
Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD
Robert E. Watson Jr., MD, PhD
Yong-Mei Cha, MD
Paul A. Friedman, MD
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This activity is designed for all professionals who participate in the care and management of heart rhythm disorders.
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