February 22nd, 2013

New Mayo Clinic protocol allows for MRI in select pacemaker patients

By Logan Lafferty

A new protocol at Mayo Clinic in Arizona allows select patients to have an MRI exam even though they have a pacemaker…"While it is likely that, in the next decade, MRI-conditional pacemakers will become standard, there is a large population of patients who in the interim may require MRI scanning," says Win-Kuang Shen, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist and chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

 

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Tags: Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. Win-Kuang Shen, HealthCanal, Mayo Clinic Arizona, MRI, pacemaker, Technology

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