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Low risk of electromagnetic interference between smartphones and contemporary implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Published inEuropace, vol. 18, no. 5, p. 726-731
Publication date2016
Abstract

Manufacturers of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) recommend that cell phones be maintained at a distance of ∼15 cm from the implanted device in order to avoid risk of dysfunction due to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Data relating to this issue are outdated and do not reflect modern technology. Our aim was to evaluate whether EMI is still an issue with contemporary ICDs and smartphones.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Aged
  • 80 and over
  • Defibrillators
  • Implantable
  • Electromagnetic Fields/adverse effects
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Smartphone
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
BURRI, Haran Kumar et al. Low risk of electromagnetic interference between smartphones and contemporary implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In: Europace, 2016, vol. 18, n° 5, p. 726–731. doi: 10.1093/europace/euv374
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