Anyone have concerns about mammograms with a pacemaker? Is there a danger of crushing the device?  There should be a test specifically for pacemaker patients 


You’ll be fine

by Lavender - 2022-10-25 10:16:00

The techs are all very well instructed in taking mammograms with pacemakers. I had one last year and was so concerned. The tech was very patient and actually put her hand over my device as a marker-as she lowered the plate on my breast. Only the breast is compressed-not the device or wires. 

There is no chance they can crush your device. 


by new to pace.... - 2022-10-25 11:24:08

if you are concerned you can always have a Thermogram done of your breast an any other places you have concerns about.

new to pace


by Aberdeen - 2022-10-25 15:14:02

I also had a mammogram last year and they were very careful not to compress the pacemaker. I was apprehensive before but felt completely at ease when I was there.


by AgentX86 - 2022-10-25 15:50:17

If anything crushes your device, there won't be enough of you left to pour into an urn. They're made from titanium.  At least one saved a life by stopping a bullet and kept on ticking.


by Marybird - 2022-10-26 21:18:03

I have had several mammograms in the years since I got my pacemaker. Have never had a problem with it. The technician has always taken care to locate just where the pacemaker is, and makes sure its not in the area where the mammogram is taken. 

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