A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a type of diagnostic that creates an internal view of your body. The energy fields present during an MRI scan may harm a traditional heart device, which could endanger a patient’s health. However, there are some heart devices that, when specified conditions are met, are FDA-approved for use in the MRI environment. These systems have a unique design, developed so that under specific conditions, patients may safely undergo MRI scans. Talk to your doctor about the heart device options available to you, including a device that may allow you access to an MRI in the future.