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'MRI-safe' pacemaker installed at Watford

SERVICES: Watford General Hospital’s cardiology team has implanted the world’s first ‘MRI-safe’ pacemaker.

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It was implanted in a 63-year-old woman who suffered from an intermittent heartbeat and frequent dizzy spells.

Patients with traditional pacemakers often can’t undergo MRI procedures as they interfere with the pacemaker’s function.

This new type, produced by Boston Scientific, allows patients - who may have or develop other conditions - to undergo MRIs.

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