Cardiovascular magnetic resonance with an MR compatible pacemaker
1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 100, Saint Louis, MO, 63141, USA
2 Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2013, 15:18 doi:10.1186/1532-429X-15-18Published: 15 February 2013
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within FDA guidelines for the MRI-conditional pacemaker precludes placing the heart at the center of the magnet’s bore. This in effect appears to preclude cardiovascular MR. In this manuscript, we describe a protocol for cardiovascular MR of patients with a Revo pacemaker system while operating within FDA guidelines, and the first US case of cardiovascular MR in a patient with a Revo MRI-conditional pacing system despite position constraints.