Intermittent, erratic behaviour of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator secondary to a hidden magnetic source of interference.

@article{Beinart2011IntermittentEB,
  title={Intermittent, erratic behaviour of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator secondary to a hidden magnetic source of interference.},
  author={Roy Beinart and Mary L. Guy and Patrick T. Ellinor},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={
          1508-9
        }
}
  • Roy Beinart, Mary L. Guy, Patrick T. Ellinor
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Interference between pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and electromagnetic fields are of great concern due to the potential harmful influence on the function of the device. We report a case of intermittent, erratic behaviour of an ICD secondary to electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by small magnets that were incorporated into the patient's clothing. 

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