JCMR 2020; 22:35. Clinical experience regarding safety and diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with a subcutaneous implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (S-ICD) at 1.5 T (CME)


Experience in CMR imaging in S-ICD patients is limited and a lot of physicians do not dare to perform CMR in these patients due to safety concerns and/or relevant imaging artefacts precluding a meaningful analysis. Considering the present data in our manuscript, we illustrate that CMR can be safely performed in patients with S-ICD and substantially helps in clinical-decision making.


Purpose/ Objective

To close the gap outlined above, learners will:

1. Better assess the potential challenges in performing CMR studies in patients with an S-ICD

2. Better know when and how image artefacts caused by the device will occur and how they can be limited.


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Commercial Support
SCMR received funding to support this activity from the following organizations: None


Please see the bibliography at the end of the journal article.

Current publication: Holtstiege et al, JCMR-D-19-00270R2

Course Information
Course Date:
May 18, 2020
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