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Safety of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with cardiovascular implants and devices
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  • Published on:
    Magnetic resonance and cardiovascular implanted devices
    • Ariel Roguin, Cardiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Menekhem M. Zviman, PhD; Saman Nazarian, MD; Henry R. Halperin, MD, MA

    Dear Editor,

    Prasad SK et al [1], presented clearly the interaction between cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiovascular implants and devices. The authors summarized the available data regarding patient screening before MRI, ECG leads, sternal and epicardial pacing wires, heart valve prostheses and annuloplasty rings, coronary stents, other vascular stents, and coils and filters, occlusion dev...

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    None declared.
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    The need for empirical evidence on the safety of cardiovascular implants

    Dear Editor,

    We refer to the article by Prasad and Pennell in Heart (2004;90:1241- 1244), Safety of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with cardiovascular implants and devices. We applaud the authors’ efforts to identify and summarise the problems and solutions associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with biomedical implants and devices.

    Our experience confirms the need expre...

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    None declared.