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Source: FDA https://tinyurl.com/edvjdh3f 05/13/2021 Some consumer electronic devices, such as certain cell phones and smart watches, include high field strength magnets. Recent studies have shown that consumer electronic devices with high field strength magnets may cause certain implanted medical devices to switch to “magnet mode” and suspend normal operations until the magnet is moved away...
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HenryFordTV Henry Ford Hospital cardiologists Gurjit Singh, M.D., and Joshua Greenberg, M.D., made a stunning discovery when they found that the magnet in the iPhone 12 can disrupt the function of a life-saving defibrillator. Alarmed by their discovery, they drafted a manuscript about their findings and submitted it to the medical journal HeartRhythm, which was...
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Source https://www.henryford.com/news/2021/02/iphone-12-deactivates-defibrillator February 04, 2021 DETROIT (February 4, 2021) – One of the newest features of the Apple iPhone 12 series of mobile devices is a strong magnet that helps align the phone on Apple’s MagSafe accessory to maximize charging – a feature that raised the curiosity of Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist Gurjit Singh,...
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Joshua C. Greenberg, Mahmoud R. Altawil, Gurjit Singh,Letter to the Editor—Lifesaving Therapy Inhibition by Phones Containing Magnets, Heart Rhythm, 2021, ISSN 1547-5271,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.12.032.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1547527120312273) Extract: We hereby report an important public health issue concerning the newer-generation iPhone 12, which potentially can inhibit lifesaving therapy in a patient, particularly when the phone is carried in an upper chest...
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