Thursday, January 13, 2011

Some Devices May lead to Pacemaker Problems

A pacemaker is a tiny implanted device that helps stabilize an irregular heartbeat.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggest people with a pacemaker should avoid close and prolonged exposure to devices with strong magnetic fields. These devices have the potential to interfere with a pacemaker's operation. Examples include:
  •  MP3 music players and cellular phones.
  •  Home appliances, such as a microwave oven.
  •  High-tension electrical wires.
  •  Electrical generators or metal detectors.
  •  Industrial welding machines.
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