Electromagnetic near field interference with implantable medical devices

Roger Carrillo, Oscar Garay, Q. Balzano, Michael Pickels

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Abstract

The paper describes the methodology used to detect interference phenomena in vitro caused by digital and analog cellular phones placed in the close vicinity of implantable cardiac pacemakers. All four pacemakers tested exhibited some kind of interference; there was inhibition of the pacemaker function in two devices, when these were located at less than 2.5 cm from the antenna. The other two pacemakers exhibited atrial tracking of the interfering electromagnetic energy when exposed in similar situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Aug 14 1995Aug 18 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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