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What happens to titanium body parts, mechanical hearts or electronic implants when a deceased is cremated?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: They survive
A pathologist, pathology assistant or mortician must remove pacemakers before cremation or they explode, which is messy and dangerous.
The metal parts may or may not melt; there will be a metallic mass among the ashes.

In brief: They survive
A pathologist, pathology assistant or mortician must remove pacemakers before cremation or they explode, which is messy and dangerous.
The metal parts may or may not melt; there will be a metallic mass among the ashes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Destroyed
Unless I am mistaken, they too are destroyed in the fires of the crematorium.

In brief: Destroyed
Unless I am mistaken, they too are destroyed in the fires of the crematorium.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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