How do you find out if you can have an MRI scan when you have an ICD-my husband device is 3 years old and is St Jude Quadra Assura-any relevant information appreciated  


Don't worry about it

by AgentX86 - 2018-10-15 10:35:25

All pacemakers made in recent years are MRI compatible but if you're really paranoid (or just a geek), look up the manual online.

check at the facility doing the mri

by Tracey_E - 2018-10-15 14:40:37

Some facilities can handle it, some will not. You might have to do some research and check with his ep, but it can safely be done on most any device/leads less than 10 years old. 


by ROBO Pop - 2018-10-16 16:32:26

Just ask th4e hospital if they have a pacemaker protocol for MRI's


by AgentX86 - 2018-10-16 18:06:14

Robo has a good point.  My EP told me to go to a hospital, rather than an "MRI in a box" if I ever need an MRI.  Hospital staff are trained on the proticols and will have a PM tech available if needed.

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