My daughter has an On-X mitral valve and was told there was no problem with an MRI due to the valve. However, she has abandoned pacemaker wires/leads from that surgery (they originally thought she would need a pacemaker, but she achieved sinus rhythm on her own two days post-surgery), and was told that an MRI was a no-go due to those.Hi has anyone had a MRI. I have a mechanical valve and just wondering if the MRI affects the valve.
Agreed ... it was all I could find quickly and without compiling a list of current manufacturers *. However I put in because it showed (even back then) many of the modern (then modern) valves were quite radio safe ... nearly 20 years ago. I expect its still the case with pyrolytic valves because it *IS* the case with my (now nearly 10 year old) ATS valve.That study was done 19 years ago so look carefully at the list as some of the names (of the valve) and places (manufacture) have changed, some are out of production.
Odd I have not had MRI yet, but if they tell me the abandoned wires will stop me from MRIs then I am getting those wires yanked out. The thought of annual CTs is a non-starter for me.My daughter has an On-X mitral valve and was told there was no problem with an MRI due to the valve. However, she has abandoned pacemaker wires/leads from that surgery (they originally thought she would need a pacemaker, but she achieved sinus rhythm on her own two days post-surgery), and was told that an MRI was a no-go due to those.
That's what I've read and was told by my Cardiac Electrophysiologist as well. I have a Defibrillator/Pacemaker along with a mechanical mitral valve (St. Jude's) and while the ID card for the valve has information regarding the safe MRI limits/settings, the Boston Scientific ID card for my ICD instead says "see the Boston Scientific website" for questions regarding MRI device compatibility.I have had 2 MRIs since my valve was inserted. Valve not an issue but having a pacemaker makes it a bit more complicated but ok
Hey, if you can hold your breath for the entire 45 minutes, it wouldn't matter whether or not they find an aortic aneurism (but I'm sorry that they found one).I have an ATS valve, leaflets are solid pyrolytic carbon with a thin titanium band. So no strongly magnetic material, and MRI safe. I had 1 MRI of my knee and one heart MRI to look for an aortic aneurism (unfortunately found). I have to say laying on my back still and holding my breath intermittently for 45 min was a bit difficult. Even with the radiation exposure of a CT scan, I'll take it any day. I now have 6 mo CT scans.
When you got your valve implanted, they should have given you a card, identifying the size, model number, and other stuff. Printed on the card are words to the effect that you CAN have an MRI.