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Are pacemakers made of metal?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes they have metal casings and electronic insides.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Yes. The outer casing is usually titanium. The inner computer circuit probably contains small amounts of silver.
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Although some new models are safe in MRI machines.

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