Strategy for safe performance of extrathoracic magnetic resonance imaging at 1.5 tesla in the presence of cardiac pacemakers in non-pacemaker-dependent patients: a prospective study with 115 examinations.

@article{Sommer2006StrategyFS,
  title={Strategy for safe performance of extrathoracic magnetic resonance imaging at 1.5 tesla in the presence of cardiac pacemakers in non-pacemaker-dependent patients: a prospective study with 115 examinations.},
  author={Torsten Sommer and Claas Philip Naehle and Alexander C Yang and Volkert A Zeijlemaker and Matthias Hackenbroch and Alexandra Schmiedel and Carsten Meyer and Katharina Strach and Dirk Skowasch and Christian Vahlhaus and Harold Litt and Hans Heinz Schild},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 12},
  pages={1285-92}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a strategy for safe performance of extrathoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in non-pacemaker-dependent patients with cardiac pacemakers. METHODS AND RESULTS Inclusion criteria were presence of a cardiac pacemaker and urgent clinical need for an MRI examination. Pacemaker-dependent patients and those requiring examinations of the thoracic region were excluded. The study group consisted of 82 pacemaker patients who underwent a… CONTINUE READING
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