Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-56459
Weishaupt, D; Bremerich, J; Duru, F; Hoppe, H; Rizzo, E; Votik, P; Luechinger, R (2011). Pacemakers and magnetic resonance imaging: Current status and survey in Switzerland. Swiss Medical Weekly, 141:w13147.
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Electromagnetic fields arising from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can cause various clinically relevant functional disturbances in patients with cardiac pacemakers. Consequently, an implanted pacemaker is generally considered a contraindication for an MRI scan. With approximately 60 million MRI scans performed worldwide per year, MRI may be indicated for an estimated majority of pacemaker patients during the lifetime of their pacemakers. The availability of MR conditional pacemakers with CE labelling is of particular advantage since they allow the safe use of pacemakers in MRI. In this article the current state of knowledge on pacemakers and MR imaging is discussed. We present the results of a survey conducted among Swiss radiologists to assess current practice in patients with pacemakers.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2012 10:17|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2013 03:12|
|Publisher:||EMH Swiss Medical Publishers|
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