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Ultrasonics and Heart Reate Monitors

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guestuser Staff asked 7 years ago

My patient has a monitor implanted-to check his heart rate. It is not a pacemaker. Can I use ultrasonics on him?

1 Answers
Stacy Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS Staff answered 3 years ago

If your patient has an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM), there are no known contraindications for dental treatment. Medical (therapeutic) ultrasound is not recommended for patients with ICMs, but dental ultrasonics will not interfere with these devices.

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