ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The reliability of magnetic resonance imaging in patients undergoing cardiologic and cardiovascular surgical interventions
Adem İlkay Diken 1, Adnan Yalçınkaya 1, Volkan Çamkıran2, Seyhan Yılmaz 1, Taner Sarak2, Kerim Çağlı1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.10851
Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable diagnostic tool which is increasingly more frequently used in clinical practice. However, the utility of this imaging technique may be limited in patients with metallic implants placed during previous cardiologic or cardiovascular surgical interventions due to increased complication rates. Despite increased rates of compatibility between such devices and magnetic resonance imaging thanks to technological advances, the risk of interaction with untoward consequences is still high in many cases. Herein, we describe a practical source of information and guidance on the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging in this patient population in the clinical practice in the light of evidence-based data.
Keywords : Cardiac intervention; cardiovascular surgery; magnetic resonance imaging
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