Title : Innovations and alternatives for MRI in patients with implanted cardiac devices
Over the last decade, manufacturers of cardiac devices developed MR conditional devices for daily routine MRI in these patients. When following the recommendations of the manufacturers and the guidelines, these patients can be examined without a substantial risk of complications. Nevertheless, almost half of patients with implantable pacemaker or ICD have still non-MRI-conditional devices, which is du to the leads implanted before the MRI conditional era.
Interestingly, some of the leads were declared MRI conditional afterwards. Especially, in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices we have to help our patients by using all available MRI alternatives, as this examination modality is absolutely crucial for the therapy planing in the majority of the concerned patients.
Audience take away:
- Update for MRI scans in patients with pacemaker & ICD
- Alternative MRI scans in these patients
- Learn how to deal with these patients before /after MRI