MRI recommendations for my Knee and TopHat Carbonedics Heart valves!

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coffeelover

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Hi Valvers! I'm needing MRI this week or next to look at my knee pain. Does anyone with a TopHat Carbomedics Aortic Valve have experience with having a MRI? Thanks!!
 

tom in MO

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I don't have your valve, but with a St. Jude my knee and neck MRIs were no problem. Tell them of your valve before hand.
 

coffeelover

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I was given a Valve Implant card when i was in the hospital so I'll show that to the Ortho MD and the MRI tech if I need an MRI...I wonder if maybe the knee could get evaluated by ultrasound?....meanwhile I'll rest the knee. Gotta get healed up so I can SKI this winter!! Downhill skied last year and it was: SO. MUCH. FUN!!
 

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I was given a Valve Implant card when i was in the hospital so I'll show that to the Ortho MD and the MRI tech if I need an MRI...I wonder if maybe the knee could get evaluated by ultrasound?....meanwhile I'll rest the knee. Gotta get healed up so I can SKI this winter!! Downhill skied last year and it was: SO. MUCH. FUN!!
its good to get data here, but contacting the maker is definitive.

I had pushback from the MRI provider when I had an MRI on my knee (trampoline incident, don't ask 🤦‍♂️ 🤷‍♂️) and they were best pacified by a letter (web page with url) from the maker.

best of luck on the procedure.
 
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