ICD Interference?

Does anyone know whether radio activated dog training collars, such as the ones sold by Innotek , which operate between 2112 and 219 MHz, can have any negative affect on my Medtronics ICD. I just had it implanted December 5 and I'm still pretty paranoid about it.

Thanks,

Phil


2 Comments

Correction

by runner2002 - 2009-01-08 12:01:40

The frequency range is 211 to 219 MHz, not 2112.

Collars

by candi51 - 2009-01-08 12:01:57

Hello-
We have an invisible fence system with 3 collars on it and when I received my ICD I asked this question.
The manufacturer and my Dr said that there was no risk of interference. The newer ICD's are well shielded against this type of signal.

The main thing you should be aware of would be not
to dawdle through the entrances to stores/anti theft devices and things like metal detectors or other security type measures. Oh and some scales that send a pulse through to measure BMI, etc.

Best wishes-
Candi

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