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Nelson RJ, DeVries AC. Medical hypothesis: Light at night is a factor worth considering in critical care units. Adv Integr Med. 2017;4(3):115-120. doi:10.1016/j.aimed.2017.12.001 Abstract Exposure to light at night is not an innocuous consequence of modernization. There are compelling data linking long-term exposure to occupational and environmental light at night with serious health conditions, including heart...
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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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Nankivell, V.A., Tan, J.T.M., Wilsdon, L.A. et al. Circadian disruption by short light exposure and a high energy diet impairs glucose tolerance and increases cardiac fibrosis in Psammomys obesus. Sci Rep 11, 9673 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89191-7 Abstract Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases cardiac inflammation which promotes the development of cardiac fibrosis. We sought to determine the impact of circadian disruption on...
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Source: https://www.cathlabdigest.com/content/esc-heart-health-shift-workers-linked-body-clock Sophia Antipolis, April 16, 2021: Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Our study found that for each hour the work schedule was out of...
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Baliatsas C, Gerbecks J, Dückers MLA, Yzermans CJ. Human Health Risks of Conducted Electrical Weapon Exposure: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2037209. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37209. PMID: 33576818; PMCID: PMC7881359. Key Points Question What are the health risks associated with exposure to an electrical weapon? Findings This systematic review of 33 studies on use...
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Nam MCY, Jones N, Claridge S, Balasubramaniam R, Sopher M, Babu G. Pacemaker-induced ventricular fibrillation during radiofrequency catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia. J Arrhythm. 2021 Feb 14;37(2):368-369. doi: 10.1002/joa3.12517. PMID: 33850578; PMCID: PMC8021979. Abstract Prior to ventricular tachycardia ablation, this patient’s cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) was temporarily programmed to backup pacing mode with tachycardia...
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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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Jagielski K, Kraus T, Stunder D. Interference of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices by Static Electric and Magnetic Fields. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2021 Mar 12. doi: 10.1080/17434440.2021.1902802. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33710950. Abstract Introduction: : Electromagnetic interference (EMI) of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) can lead to malfunctions and pose a danger for implant carriers....
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