Induction stove tops

I know there are many posts on this subject, but while doing a web search I came across this one pager from St. Judes dated April 2012. Here's the link to a pdf that will download:

 

Here's the text from the pdf:

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Effects of Induction Ovens on St. Jude Medical  Implantable Cardiac Rhythm Devices  
 
Background Induction ovens use induction heating to directly heat the cooking pot.  An alternating electric current flows through a copper wire coil below the cooking pot, which produces an oscillating magnetic field.  This magnetic field induces an electric current in the pot, which produces resistive heating to heat the food.   
 
Potential Effects Under normal operating conditions, induction ovens should not cause interference with the performance of St. Jude Medical pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). A search of literature showed no reports of any significant interference in pacemakers and ICDs.1, 2  In an isolated case asynchronous pacing was seen in a unipolar pacemaker.   
 
A summary of potential effects is provided in the table below and is based on device testing at St. Jude Medical, clinical experience and/or a review of the scientific literature.
 
 Potential Effect                    Estimated Frequency
                                             Pacemakers          ICD
 Asynchronous pacing           Rare                     N/A
 
Recommendations St. Jude Medical does not anticipate any interference between induction ovens and St. Jude Medical cardiac implants under normal operating conditions.  Additionally, patients have used induction ovens with no reported adverse effects.
 


2 Comments

induction stove tops

by Resistance is futile - 2019-08-11 13:19:04

oops - here's the link to the download:

https://professional-intl.sjm.com/~/media/pro/resources/emi/personal-office/FL-Induction-Oven-042012.ashx

2012

by Tracey_E - 2019-08-12 11:22:31

Pacers are much better shielded now than they were in 2012. 

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