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Breast MRI and ICD or Pacemakers


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  • Breast MRI and ICD or Pacemakers

    As a breast cancer survivor I get Breast MRI once per yr and also mammogram once per yr. Im wondering if I need to go the route of an implanted device will the MRI and/or 3D Mammo still be able to be done?

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    I don't have a complete answer for you....but I know someone who has an ICD and is followed for acoustic neuroma. She had to get CT scans instead of MRIs for follow up. However, she said there is a new ICD coming out that is tested to be able to go in an MRI. So, when the cardiologist at mayo discusses your risk stratification and whether you might need an ICD, bring this issue to his attention and find out your options.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani


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      Thankyou again for the info...that could be very helpful given my medical history !


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