Patent foramen ovale closure device and an insertable cardiac monitor

Case contributed by Ashesh Ishwarlal Ranchod
Diagnosis certain


The patient was referred for an MRI of the lumbar spine and screening confirmed cardiac devices in situ.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

The chest X-ray confirms a Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor in situ (ICM).

There is, in addition, an Amplatzer patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder device in situ.

Case Discussion

The Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor(ICM) is MRI-safe

The Amplatzer patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluding device is made from a nitinol alloy (nickel-titanium) and is MRI conditional and can safely be scanned at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla strengths.

Image quality is compromised if scanning the area of the devices or close to the area of devices.

Disclosure: I, Ashesh I Ranchod, have no actual or potential ethical or financial conflict of interest in relation to this device. This case is not intended to be a personal endorsement or recommendation of this product.

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