Pacemaker interference by 60-Hz contact currents

  title={Pacemaker interference by 60-Hz contact currents},
  author={Trevor W. Dawson and Krzysztof Caputa and Maria A. Stuchly and Robert Kavet},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
Contact currents occur when a person touches conductive surfaces at different potentials, thereby completing a path for current flow through the body. Such currents provide an additional coupling mechanism between the human body and external low-frequency fields. The resulting fields induced in the body can cause interference with implanted cardiac pacemakers. Modern computing resources used in conjunction with millimeter-scale human body conductivity models make numerical modeling a viable… CONTINUE READING


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