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iPods, Your Heart, Pacemakers and EMF’s May 12, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Aging, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cardiac Problems, Cell Phone Pulses, Cell phone safety, Cell Phone Transmissions, Consciousness, Dangerous, Decision Making, Electrical Pulses, Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Exposure, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Heart, Heart Disease, Medical Research, Men's Health, Metabolism, Microwave exposure, microwaves, Mobile Music, Mobile Phone Transmissions, Music, Pacemakers, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Symptoms, telemetry interference, Toxic Interactions, University, University Research, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
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Ipods could make your heart Skip a Beat

“…portable music players caused pacemakers to malfunction in 50 percent of patients”

“…the biggest concern is that pacemakers store the history of a heart’s rhythms”…”If a physician was to go back and look at that (history), the physician might think that the patient was having abnormal heart rhythms,”…..One danger is that heart patients might be treated for conditions that aren’t really present… if an iPod stopped a pacemaker from working in a patient who was totally dependent on their pacemaker, it could cause the heart to stop…”

“Many electric devices — such as cell phones, appliances, microwave ovens and high tension wires — can produce the same effect”… “doctors tell their patients not to put any electric device over their pacemaker.”

…”telemetry interference” occurred in 29 percent of the patients, and “over sensing” (a pacemaker misreading the heart’s function) occurred in 20 percent of patients. In one patient, the pacemaker stopped working. In some cases, interference was detected even when the iPods were held as far as 18 inches from the chest…..”people with pacemakers need to be aware of the risk..”

“People commonly strap their iPod to the arm right next to their pacemaker or put it in a shirt pocket. There are quite a few situations where they come in proximity to the pacemaker”…”

“… a cardiac electrophysiologist… agrees that iPods can be a danger to patients with pacemakers….iPods can affect pacing function,” …”There is a possibility for a severe reaction, such as loss of consciousness.”

… “Patients with a pacemaker could safely use an iPod, just don’t put it over the device,”….iPods could also pose a problem for patients with implanted pacemaker defibrillators, …”The possibility would be there for inappropriate shock,”… “shocks are quite painful and traumatic for patients.”

http://health.yahoo.com/news/175052

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Comments»

1. libby - October 24, 2008

you need to tell me what the electromagnetic waves that ipods run on!

2. robert - October 24, 2008

serius we need to know

3. Tiffany - October 24, 2008

YA we don’t want to end up stupid…….

4. Sydney - January 5, 2009

I have a pacer AND an iPod!!!! I’m only 14 years old!!!!

5. Vincent Natale - March 19, 2009

Is it possible for an ipod to cause an irregular heartbeat. I put mine in my left shirt pocket and use it all day at work. I have been having trouble lately with skipped beats.

6. Rose - February 24, 2010

omg i have an ipod and im 14 i use it every day do you see me dead no!!! or sick!!!

7. Cherry Hopkins - September 25, 2013

my first reaction to this blog was hahaha…for Ipods could make your heart Skip a Beat? really? i find it intriguing but would like to try.


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