Looks like it still might not be advisable to undergo an MRI if you have a pacemaker. A new study indicates that the pacemaker leads could be overheated at the point where the leads interface with the heart.
A more technical analysis can be read here. Warning, it has a somewhat graphic picture of a pacemaker and lead attached to a heart.
Thursday, May 20, 2004
Welcome to the Heart Block blog. As it mentions above, I nearly died from this condition in January of 2004. I received a Medtronics pacemaker on Jan. 30, 2004 and I feel better than I have in a long time. I'm still in the process of recovering both mentally and physically, and hope to hear from others who also live daily with Heart Block.