Microwave ovens, electric blankets, remote controls for TV, and other common household appliances won’t affect your pacemaker. You can use a cell phone, too, if you take these steps:
- Hold the phone to the ear on the side of your body opposite from your pacemaker.
- When your phone is on, try to keep it at least six inches away from your pacemaker. For example, don’t carry your phone in your breast pocket over your pacemaker.