Friday, May 11, 2007

Study says iPods can make pacemakers malfunction | CNET News.com

Hmm... 

The study tested the effect of the portable music devices on 100 patients, whose mean age was 77, outfitted with pacemakers. Electrical interference was detected half of the time when the iPod was held just 2 inches from the patient's chest for 5 to 10 seconds.

Fortunately,

"Most pacemaker patients are not iPod users," Jongnarangsin said. For that reason, he said, it is unclear how often iPods cause misdiagnosis.

Source: Study says iPods can make pacemakers malfunction | CNET News.com

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