I have an old am radio with antenna.  Is it safe to have next to bed with pacemaker.

  Tks Jerry



by Terry - 2021-03-22 13:36:58

Youe AM radio antenna is passive. As such, the antenna is not intended to send out radio frequency energy that could affect a pacemaker. It recieves radio frequency energy as opposed to transmitting it.


by Persephone - 2021-03-22 13:41:22

Hi tachy - it's neat that you have held on to your AM radio. I would be confident that having it by the bedside is absolutely fine. Your PM has shielding to protect your device. Maybe we don't want to go wandering among large outdoor antenna arrays but virtually all consumer products will not cause harm to your PM.


by tachy - 2021-03-22 15:18:06

This radio is about 30 years old,but it picks up am very well. Thank's for comments.


AM radio

by Oldwolf - 2021-04-12 23:34:07

To OP, Boston Science ICD manual says AM & FM radios are OK.

It also lists warnings for diff antennas that transmit i.e. Police car antenna, walkie-talkies, avoiding cruise ship antenna bays, ham radio antennas, router antennas (often built in).


Try to get your device's manual online… 

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