Electromagnetic interference of active heart rhythm implants in everyday life and at work
|A statement by the German Society for Cardiology (DGK) and the German Society for Work and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM) summarizes the current study situation on this topic and makes recommendations for the handling of different electronic devices.|
The modern pacemakers and defibrillators are generally not affected by electromagnetic fields in everyday life, as long as they are programmed according to manufacturer recommendations. Nevertheless, patients who have had these devices implanted should exercise a certain amount of caution when using some everyday electrical devices.
Modern mobile phones and smartphones with Internet function present only a very low risk of interference. A safety distance of 15 cm from the implant, as recommended ten years ago, is no longer necessary due to the telephony and Internet function. Pacemaker and ICD carriers should be kept at least 10 cm away from inductive charging stations.
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|Napp A, Kolb C, Lennerz C. et al.||DKG, Leitlinien der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie – Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e.V., Kardiologe (2019) 13: 216.|
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