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Abstract #2233

Safety of MR Imaging of Patients with Cardiac Implanted Devices

El-Sayed H. Ibrahim1, Laura Horwood1, Jadranka Stojanovska1, Luba Frank1, Anil Attili1, Hakan Oral1, and Frank Bogun1

1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This study examines whether MRI is safe in patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) excluded from published protocols, e.g. patients with abandoned leads or pacemaker dependency. A total of 162 MRI scans were obtained in 142 consecutive patients with CIED’s. Cardiac scans were performed in 94 patients and spinal/brain scans were performed in 47 patients. Only one patient developed ventricular tachycardia during a spine scan and was removed from the scanner for device reactivation without consequences. No other adverse events were noted. The devices interrogated parameters essentially remained the same immediately, 1-week after, and 3-months after the scans.

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