Safety:  UNSAFE

Bottom line:  Do NOT perform MRI

Abandoned Intravascular Pacer and ICD Leads

Safety:  Unsafe

Risks:  Thermal, burn

Conditions:  None


  • No pulse generator attached, ONLY abandoned leads. Abandoned intravascular pacer and ICD leads, even if from MRI conditional pacing systems, are MRI unsafe.

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Bottom line: Do NOT perform MRI