The device that appears in this graphic is a representation of a Medtronic device. The graphic does not include certain identifying information that may appear on Medtronic devices, such as model number or serial number.
Since the Strata valve includes a magnet, special precautions must be observed around magnetic sources such as some audio headphones. Common environmental levels of electromagnetic radiation generated by security scanners, metal detectors, microwave ovens, mobile telephones, high voltage lines, computers, and transformers will not affect the valve.
If a device is known to contain a magnet, keep it away from the immediate valve location i.e., the skin next to the valve. For patients that are undergoing an MRI procedure, it will be necessary for the doctor to check the valve pressure setting afterwards and readjust it if necessary.
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