Modern Implantable Heart Devices Safe for Use in MRI Scans

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Johns Hopkins scientists have found that modern implanted heart devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, a diagnostic and imaging tool long ruled potentially unsafe and off-limits for more than 2 million Americans who currently have them in their bodies.

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