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Clash of the titans

April 01, 2006

The pacemaker and the MRI can't work together — at least not yet.

Here's a cruel irony: If you have a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD), you can't take advantage of another of the 20th century's life-saving devices, the MRI. Energy from an MRI scan can change how these devices control the heart, damage the devices, or harm the heart tissue around them.

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