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Pacemaker

What equipment can interfere with a pacemaker?

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  • AMohamed Djelmami-Hani, MD, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, answered on behalf of Aurora Health Care
    The following are devices that release electromagnetic interference for pacemakers:
    • Airport security devices may detect the metal in your pacemaker but are not likely to interfere with how it works.
    • Avoid devices that give off strong electric fields, such as arc welding, high-power transmitters, and electric-pulse generators. These can interfere with your pacemaker.
    • Some medical equipment used in surgery or other therapies may interfere with your pacemaker. Examples are radiation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and diathermy. Inform all health care providers that you have a pacemaker if you plan to have any procedures. Call your doctor with any questions.
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