People with pacemakers and other devices cannot have an MRI due to potential interference, so perhaps this study and trial will create some good results..BD

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced the start of a United States clinical trial to confirm the safety and efficacy of the Medtronic EnRhythm MRI(TM) SureScan(TM) pacing system, the first-ever pacemaker system to be developed and tested specifically for safe use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines under specified scanning conditions.

The first implant in the U.S. clinical trial was performed by Brian Ramza, M.D., Ph.D., director of Electrophysiology Laboratory Services at the Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

FDA Grants Medtronic Approval To Begin Clinical Trial Of First Pacemaker System Designed For Safe Use In MRI Machines

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