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Pacemakers and MRI

I have recently been told I need a pacemaker. I have another condition that requires that I get an MRI every couple of years. The doctor told me that there are pacemakers that will allow MRIs but when I explored this further, I find that, at least in the US, the MRI center must ¨know¨ how to set the MRI and that it is possible that pacemakers implanted in Ecuador may not be acceptable for MRIs in the US I have no problem with getting the surgery here, but am concerned about being able to get MRIs in the US. Does anyone have experience with pacemakers that can be used with MRIs and/or with getting implants in Ecuador and MRIs in the US? Thanks for any experiences you can share.

Lee Shrader: