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Chest radiographs of cardiac devices (Part 1): Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, cardiac valve prostheses and Amplatzer occluder devices

Rishi P. Mathew, Timothy Alexander, Vimal Patel, Gavin Low
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 23, No 1 | a1730 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v23i1.1730 | © 2019 Rishi P. Mathew, Timothy Alexander, Vimal Patel, Gavin Low | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 March 2019 | Published: 31 July 2019

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Rishi P. Mathew, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Timothy Alexander, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Vimal Patel, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Gavin Low, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


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Abstract

Several new innovative cardiac devices have been created over the last few decades. Chest radiographs (CXRs) are the most common imaging investigations undertaken because of their value in evaluating the cardiorespiratory system. It is important for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify these iatrogenic objects but also to assess for their accurate placement, as well as for any complications related to their placement, which may be seen either on the immediate post-procedural CXR or on a follow-up CXR.


Keywords

Chest radiographs; pacemaker; implanted cardioverter defibrillators; cardiac resynchronisation therapy; implantable loop recorder; valve replacement; transcatheter valve replacement; amplatzer septal occluder; amplatzer ductal occluder.

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