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Ultrasonics and Heart Reate Monitors

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guestuser asked 10 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 answered 5 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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