Frequently asked questions
No, the device will not set of a metal detector. The device is visible on X-ray but will not hamper the ability to perform future medical imaging procedures.
However, you should notify your doctor that you have an artificial valve, especially before you have X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.
Your heart team will tell you how often you need to be seen and explain any special symptoms you should look for.
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