Replacing pacemaker/leads for MRI
Has anyone had their pacemaker and/or leads replaced for the purpose of getting one that is MRI compatible? Mine is a Boston Scientific, and I have been told by them that it is not MRI-compatible.
My battery is due to be replaced this fall, and I have been told that they will replace the entire PM… but also that it is the leads that would need to be replaced.
Of course that may be a more complicated surgery and there could (of course) be insurance coverage issues.
But I have ongoing nerve issues that apparently cannot be diagnosed without an MRI (I already have had many CT scans and a myelogram).
Any stories or recommendations greatly appreciated.