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Scripps Cardiologist Believes MRIs are Safe for Patients with Pacemakers

A story in the Mar. 6, 2011 San Diego Union-Tribune discusses the safety of MRI for patients with pacemakers. Scripps Clinic cardiologist Dr. Robert Russo believes that carefully-controlled MRIs can be done on patients with pacemakers and he’s launched a clinical study to test his theory.

If he’s correct, his study could have widespread impact since an estimated 50-75 percent of people with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators are likely to need an MRI as they age.

Read more in the UT article: Are MRIs safe for patients with pacemakers?

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