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Source: Medscape https://tinyurl.com/bz8t6zw8 Further evidence that powerful magnets in some Apple iPhones can interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) comes from a small study that also suggests some devices are more susceptible than others. The iPhone 12 Pro Max with MagSafe technology interfered with CIEDs implanted in three consecutive patients presenting to an electrophysiology lab...
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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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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) remains the cornerstone therapy in the management of malignant ventricular arrythmia’s for patients with high risk cardiac conditions. An ICD system contains a battery, capacitors, sensing/ pacing circuit together with an intra-or extra-cardiac lead. All ICD’s have an in-built switch (Reed switch, Hall-effect sensors, Giant magneto sensitive resistors or coils) which...
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