Introduction: Whether diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scans to cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is safe in recent models remains unknown.
Methods: A two-centers observational study. Over 14 years, consecutive 2362 chest CT scans (1666 pacemakers [PMs], 145 cardiac resynchronization therapy PM, 316 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, and 233 cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) were interrogated and monitored upon imaging.
Results: Electromagnetic interference occurred only in a few old models: InSync 8040 (n = 14), InSync III Marquis (n = 1), and Kappa (n = 4), which resulted no adverse events.
Conclusion: CIEDs, especially recent ones, are confirmed safe on chest CT.
Keywords: CIEDs; chest CT scan; electromagnetic interference.
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