ipods are OK!

I just found this article. It says that ipods and other digital music players don't interfere with pacemakers. But, it does interfere with the equipment that interogates the pacemaker.

http://health.msn.com/health-topics/heart-and-cardiovascular/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100199168

So, go ahead and play your music!!!!


2 Comments

Iphone...

by heckboy - 2008-03-28 01:03:45

I have to slide my iphone down the hall when I do my phone checks as it plays havoc with the machine.

Laptops

by pacergirl - 2008-03-28 04:03:31

I have a laptop that goes everywhere with me. I am always online with this or that. I have learned that the laptop must be at least 4-5 feet away for the phone check equipment when I am running a pacercheck. The tech on the other end of the line could not get a proper reading from my pacer with the laptop next to me. She said it causes interference. ????
So as a result I turn the laptop off of leave it in another room during pacerchecks. I have not experimented any with my cell phone and the pacercheck equip.
Pacergirl

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