Sicherheit von nicht-aktiven kardiovaskulären Implantaten bei MRT-Untersuchungen – Update 2021: Stellungnahme der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie – Herz- und Kreislaufforschung

Translated title of the contribution: Safety of non-active cardiovascular implants in MRI examinations: Update 2021: Statement of the German Cardiac Society

Florian von Knobelsdorff*, W. R. Bauer, S. Busch, I. Eitel, C. Jensen, N. Marx, M. Neizel-Wittke, U. K. Radunski, A. Schuster, A. Rolf

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Abstract

This statement of the German Cardiac Society summarizes information and recommendations how to deal with non-active (i.e. passive) cardiovascular implants (e.g. coronary stents) in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is recommended to check for the presence of any non-active cardiovascular implant in every patient before MRI, to seek for detailed implant-specific information if appropriate and finally to decide in favour or against the MRI after careful risk-benefit analysis. When performing the MRI, modifications of the technical MRI parameters and of the course of the exam may be necessary. The physician who performs the MRI is responsible for these tasks and should be supported by the patient and by the referring physician by providing all relevant information in time. The use of implant passes and implant databases may help to keep the procedure efficient and safe. Under consideration of these precautionary measures, MRI exams can be generally performed without serious safety concerns in patients with non-active cardiovascular implants.

Translated title of the contributionSafety of non-active cardiovascular implants in MRI examinations: Update 2021: Statement of the German Cardiac Society
Original languageGerman
JournalKardiologe
Volume15
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)262-271
Number of pages10
ISSN1864-9718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology

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