Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Microwave irradiation of the isolated rat heart after treatment with ANS blocking agents. med./bio.

Published in: Radio Sci 1977; 12 (6) Suppl: 161-167

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of microwave exposure on the heart rate of isolated and perfused rat hearts in combination with simultaneously use of atropine and propranolol.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 960 MHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 10 min
  • SAR: 1.5 W/kg minimum (cf. remarks) (2.5 W/kg max value)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 960 MHz
Exposure duration 10 min
Additional info Reference article: Oslen, R.G. (1975), Chronotropic effects in the isolated rat hearts induced by microwave irradiation, 66 pp, Dissertation, University of Utah, Slat lake city.
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • Parallel plates
Setup heart was mounted between the parallel plates with a Faraday cage.
Additional info Similar arrangement was used for control.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 1.5 W/kg minimum calculated cf. remarks 2.5 W/kg max value

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Microwave exposure induced bradycardia in isolated and perfused rat hearts. The simultaneously use of atropine and propranolol in addition to microwave exposure showed no significant alterations.

Study character:

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