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

@article{Burri2016LowRO,
  title={Low risk of electromagnetic interference between smartphones and contemporary implantable cardioverter defibrillators.},
  author={H. -U. Burri and Louis Paulin Mondouagne Engkolo and Nicolas B Dayal and Abdul Etemadi and A. T. Makhlouf and Carine Stettler and Florence Trentaz},
  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={2016},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={726-31}
}
AIMS 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 Data relating to this issue are outdated and do not reflect modern technology.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. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients implanted with a wireless-enabled ICD were… CONTINUE READING