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ProMRI: ICD safe in patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic spine MRI

ProMRI: ICD safe in patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic spine MRI
May 21, 2015

Read the Perspective from Andrea M. Russo, MD, FACC, FHRS

BOSTON — An implantable cardioverter defibrillator was safe and effective in patients undergoing a cardiac or thoracic spine MRI at 1.5 T, according to the results of the ProMRI study.

Researchers conducted a multicenter prospective, single-arm, nonrandomized study to evaluate the clinical safety of the ICD system (Iforia ProMRI, Biotronik). Khaled Awad, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues enrolled 170 patients implanted with a dual-chamber (DR-T) or single-chamber (VR-T DX) ICD system. Nondiagnostic cardiac MRI or thoracic spine MRI was performed at least 1 week after enrollment, with the ICDs placed into MRI mode, with ventricular fibrillation detection and therapy programmed off.

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Hip flexor muscle exercise may mitigate walking pain in patients with PAD

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Effect of exercise on AF risk differs by sex

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BOSTON — Among those with atrial fibrillation, women who engage in moderate and vigorous physical activity and men who engage in moderate physical activity have a…
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Metformin plays role in reducing MI, heart failure risk

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even slight weight effects associated with metformin use may reduce risk for myocardial infarction and heart failure, according to a presenter…
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Adding linear ablation lesions to pulmonary vein isolation fails to improve outcomes

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BOSTON — The addition of linear ablation lesions to pulmonary vein isolation for patients with sustained paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation did not…
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