People with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators are sometimes unsure as to whether electronic devices can interfere with the function. The German society for cardiology and the German society for industrial medicine and environmental medicine e. V. to give largely all-clear. Interference will not occur today due to technical improvements, only very rarely, but there are exceptions.
Electromagnetic fields can impact the function of pacemakers and implanted defibrillators interference disturb. This happens in the case of modern devices, but only rarely: Per 100 patient-years, it comes to about 0.3 to 0.7 disorders. Of mobile phones, MP3 players, E-car, train, plane, the metal detectors at the airport, and a properly installed electricity lines – also high-voltage power lines or underground cables – in General, no danger.
A little caution is appropriate, however, in the case of inductive charging stations, which is a minimum distance of 10 cm are observed. Also, between the induction cooker and the implant a distance of 25 cm should be maintained, which is guaranteed in normal use. Headphones and speakers contain magnets which should not be in the vicinity of the implanted devices were placed, and electronic anti-theft systems in shops should be rapidly happening. Body fat truck seem to be easily usable, however, too few data to make a clear statement are available here. To creators and innovative electrode-free cardiac pacemakers and pure subcutaneous defibrillators can be given to any recommendations.
Overall, it is not usually necessary for patients in everyday life from fear of interference limit. In the professional assessment of a job’s life may be by a company doctor and a specialist for occupational safety is required, for example, if a Patient with a technical device works or strong permanent suspended magnets. Ideally, it should be checked in the private and professional environment even before the Implantation to strong interference sources.