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Abstract #2281

RF Impedance of MR-Conditional Pacemaker Leads when Connected to Implantable Pulse Generators from Different MR-Conditional Systems

David Prutchi1, Jason Meyers1, and Ramez Shehada2
1Impulse Dynamics (USA) Inc., Marlton, NJ, United States, 2Medical Technology Laboratories, La Mirada, CA, United States

RF-induced heating of an active implantable medical device (AIMD) composed of a pulse generator (IPG) and leads depends on the transmission line impedance of the lead and its proximal-end termination by the impedance of the IPG. We demonstrate that the RF impedance of IPGs is minimal relative to that of the leads, which dominates the overall impedance of the implantable system. Accordingly, mixed hybrid systems composed of MR-Conditional leads and any MR-conditional IPG are expected to have a comparable overall impedance and consequently produce the same RF-induced heating as their corresponding original systems specified by the manufacturers.

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