Dual Chamber Pacemaker Boston with MRI capabilities

I am having my 8 year old Dual Chamber replaced in 45 days. Will medicare reimburse for a Dual Chamber PM which allows for MRI radiology.


4 Comments

YES

by Swangirl - 2019-10-30 21:21:19

Most of the new Pacemakers are compatible with MRI's now.

Dual Chamber Pacemaker Boston

by flippo@swbell.net - 2019-10-30 23:32:53

thanks

Caution: your leads may not be MRI-safe

by crustyg - 2019-10-31 03:00:13

However, the entire implanted system needs to be MRI-conditionally safe.  And your leads may *not* be, so you still won't be accepted for an MRI scan.

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by AgentX86 - 2019-10-31 08:22:54

This is good advice for all of us. Just because your PM is MRI safe doesn't mean it will be treated as such, your wallet card be damned. It must be entered into your medical records as MRI safe before it will be believed. Trust me, lying in an ER waiting for two sets of hospital bureaucrats to figure out who is on first is not a pleasant position to be in. I never did get the MRI. If I'd been in an accident with a brain bleed, I could have been in a real pickle. As it is, I just have to wait a few weeks for an answer.

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