Hi! It's been a long time since I've been on the site- mostly because things have been going well since I had my first PM implanted in 2007. I had my device changed out in 2018 to one of the Medtronic MRI compatible devices and my leads are the originals that were placed in 2007.
So my question is "what good is it to have an MRI compatible device if the leads haven't been changed?" I'm having some back problems that are usually checked by MRI, but I'm thinking old leads might just "fry" my heart. Am I way off base on this fear?
I did mention this in passing to my EP after getting the new device and he just nonchalantly said "oh the leads are already MRI safe". I'm not convinced. Any thoughts??