Questions and Answers – Heart Valve Repair Heart Valve Disease

Is it safe to have an x-ray after heart valve repair?

All heart valve repair products are safe with x-ray examinations.

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Is it safe to have a magnetic resonance imaging scan after heart valve repair?

Medtronic heart valve repair products have been tested and found to be safe with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contact Medtronic LifeLine CardioVascular Technical Support for complete details.

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Is it safe to go through airport security after heart valve repair?

Airport security systems have no effect on our heart valve repair products. They are unlikely to set off airport security alarms, depending on the sensitivity of the security settings.
Learn More: Transportation Safety Administration website.

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What about cell phones, electric toothbrushes, and magnets?

None of these items will cause problems with your heart valve repair product.

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.