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For years, people with implanted heart devices have been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study adds to evidence that, with certain measures in place, the procedure is safe.

The study focused on patients with older pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that were not designed to be more compatible with MRI scanners. The researchers found that when a particular protocol was followed, neither patients nor their heart device suffered any ill effects.

Dr. Sanjaya Gupta, lead researcher on the study and cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, explains the findings and what this means for patients moving forward.

Read the full article in U.S. News & World Report: MRIs might be safe for patients with implanted heart devices

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