Archive - Feb 27, 2017

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Pacemaker Function May Be Impacted By Electric Appliances; Tools

Study Highlights
  • Electric and magnetic fields generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to regulate patients’ heartbeats.
  • Dedicated device programming, e.g. sensitivity level, is an effective measure to reduce the individual risk of interference.

DALLAS, TX -- Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to regulate patients’ heartbeats, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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