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MRI Safety in Patients with Implanted CV Devices

MRI Safety in Patients with Implanted CV Devices

Dr Sanjoy Sanyal (then Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon in Seychelles) presented this article in a Seychelles medical college on 29 February 2008 

Latest MRI safety recommendations in patients with implanted cardiovascular devices are presented herein. 

Implanted Cardiovascular Devices pose significant health risks when patients are concurrently subjected to MRI, because of the strong Magnetic Fields involved in MRI. 

This article adresses some of these issues and mentions the currently accepted guidelines. 

Tags: cardiovascular devices, mri safety, sanjoy sanyal, MRI, Implanted devices, Ferromagnetic substances

Educational Value: Must Know material for Cardiologists, Radiologists, Neurologists, Surgeons, Radiology Technicians, Healthcare Workers, EMT, Paramedics

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