MRI of patients with cardiac pacemakers: A review of the medical literature

Joseph F. Zikria, Stephen Machnicki, Eugene Rhim, Tandeep Bhatti, Robert E. Graham

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Numerous studies testing the use of pacemakers with MRI have been published. Our aim was to analyze these trials to determine the safety of MRI for patients with cardiac pacemakers. We performed a systematic search of peer-reviewed databases. A total of 31 articles were reviewed. CONCLUSION. The data are heterogeneous with regard to MRI being considered for patients with pacemakers, and the benefits of the imaging should outweigh the risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-401
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume196
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MRI
  • Pacemaker
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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