Study type: Study regarding implants/medical devices (experimental study)

Electromagnetic interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and digital cellular phones: experimental study. dev./impl.

Published in: Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 1999; 22 (4) Pt 1: 588-593

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  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Various disturbances including pacing inhibition and asynchronous pacing were revealed in eight pacemakers by the private mobile phone, in four by the GSM phone, and in two by the digital cellular system (DCS) phone. The maximum distance that interference persisted ranged from 10-200 cm.
This data show a potential risk of interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and digital mobile phones.

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