Is MRI possible with a Cardiac Implanted Electronic Device?
June 20, 2023
Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute
A heart MRI is a painless, safe and noninvasive way for your healthcare provider to see detailed pictures of your heart. Cardiac MRI images show the parts of your heart and any damage to specific areas and also show how well your heart’s chambers and valves are working. Cardiac MRI is often a necessary diagnostic test for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) but challenging due to patient safety concerns and poor image quality. Drs. Callahan and Wilkoff talk with Dr. Deborah Kwon, Director of Cardiac MRI at Cleveland Clinic about cardiac MRI safety and image optimization.