Medical procedures that may be done using precautionary measures.
The following medical procedures will generally not interfere with your pacemaker. However, it's always best to check with your physician before participating in any new or unusual medical treatments or procedures.
Diagnostic X-rays, including chest X-rays, and mammograms. If you have an upper chest implant, it may be necessary to adjust the x-ray equipment to make you more comfortable and lessen the pressure on your pacemaker.
Therapeutic ultrasound and electrolysis. With proper precautions, and providing the equipment is not used directly over the implant site, this procedure can be performed for people with pacemakers.
Dental procedures, including dental drills, ultrasonic probes to clean teeth or x-rays. These procedures can be performed. It is always a good idea to inform your dentist before beginning any dental procedure that you have a pacemaker.