Bottom line: Do NOT perform MRI
Abandoned Intravascular Pacer and ICD Leads
- No pulse generator attached, ONLY abandoned intravascular leads. Abandoned intravascular pacer and ICD leads, even if from MRI conditional pacing systems, are MRI unsafe.
- Intravascular lead fragments which do not have an intracardiac or proximal great vessel component are permissible, such as axillary vein fragments retained following cardiac transplant.
Bottom line: Do NOT perform MRI. Exception for retained intravascular leads without an intracardiac component.