Frequently asked questions Medtronic heart devices

Visit to explore commonly asked questions about life with an implanted heart device. Learn more about heart devices and living with an implantable heart device. 

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Can people choose their heart device?

The choice of which implantable heart device that a person will receive is one made between them and their doctor, and it depends on many factors. Make sure to tell your doctor about your lifestyle, hobbies, and climate as these factors may come into play when determining the right device for you.  

Can someone with a heart device get a magnetic resonance image (MRI)?

How will an implantable heart device impact daily life?

Is it safe to use a smartphone?

Can someone with a heart device travel?

Can someone with a heart device exercise?

Can someone with a heart device use kitchen appliances, like a microwave oven, toaster, refrigerator, or blender?

How do magnets affect a heart device?

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