Navigation Links
MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices
Date:11/9/2008

Study found they could cause interference when placed too closely to pacemakers, ICDs

SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Tucking the headphones for your iPod into your coat pocket might not be exactly heart-stopping, but it could interfere with the normal functioning of your implanted cardiac device.

Harvard researchers presenting Sunday at the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions, in New Orleans, report that magnets in these headphones might throw off pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) when placed within an inch of the devices.

Although interference is unlikely to cause life-threatening problems, the authors of the study advise those with ICDs and pacemakers to keep headphones at least 1.2 inches from their device.

Others agreed.

"Don't put the device near your torso," recommended Dr. Peter Cheung, an assistant professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a cardiologist with Scott & White Hospital. "Instead of your breast pocket, put it in your pants pocket or purse, and don't let the speakers hang from your shoulder or neck."

"People need to take just as much care with their MP3 as much as they do with other sources of electromagnetic interference," said Dr. Daniel Morin, a staff electrophysiologist with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

Other possible interference can come from microwaves, theft detection devices in malls and stores, and other sources, but patients should be fine with routine use. "Just don't hug the microwave," Morin said.

Previous research has indicated that iPods have little, if any, effect on pacemakers and ICDs, and a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that interactions between MP3 players and implanted devices are unlikely.

But less attention has been placed on headphones.

The authors of this latest
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Informed-Choice Reinforces Need to Test Supplements for Inadvertent Contamination After Recent NFL Players Positive Tests
2. Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
3. Slogan Contest Educates Young Baseball Players About the Dangers of Tobacco Use
4. Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses
5. UNC report: Heat-related deaths in high school football players dip, but all are preventable
6. AUA Foundation to team up with NFL Player Care Foundation
7. Chinas Leading Healthcare Market Player Records 200% Increase in Profits and Earnings
8. American Academy of Dermatology, Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association Play Sun Smart(TM) to Strike Out Skin Cancer
9. Washington Redskins Players, Kidney Disease Patients, Advocates Unveil National Petition Calling on Congress for Additional Kidney Care Support
10. Tennis Players Ace Perception of Speed, Motion
11. Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices
(Date:11/26/2014)... Obispo, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... is offering lower prices in an early celebration of ... Bunion Booties are being offered at the promotional price ... promotional pricing is in addition to any automatic discounts ... the Bunion Bootie website for complete details. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... neck pain relief and specialists in minimally invasive ... K. Samer Shamieh into the rapidly growing provider ... specialists. The addition coincides with the network’s ... reliable medical treatment for Louisiana residents who are ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Sonoran Vein and Endovascular nurse, Jennifer ... Preceptorship Award from The American Association of ... advancement of nurse practitioners. The Distinguished Preceptorship Award ... made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness ... Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest full-service national ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased ... puberty was linked with a number of factors associated ... levels, according to the researchers. Early puberty was also ... and peers, and having friends who were prone to ... study found an association between early puberty and these ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed ... to abuse those drugs than other teens, a ... need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers ... said. "Prescribers and parents don,t realize the ... professor at the University of Michigan School of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bunion Bootie Temporarily Lowering Prices for Holiday Shopping, Starting Today! 2Health News:Louisiana Back Institute Welcomes Dr. K. Samer Shamieh into Medical Provider Network 2Health News:Sonoran Nurse Receives Distinguished Preceptorship Award from The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2Health News:Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens 2Health News:Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse 2
... Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most often affects ... the immune system to attack the joints, which can cause ... Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, ... to toxicity.// , , Patients taking ...
... to establish whether people who exercise can improve their health or ... , Consensus statements published ... exercise improve their health.// But researchers often can't tell how much ... even if a workout will make a difference at all. ...
... of a medical check. Generally, it is assumed that high ... and low density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'bad' cholesterol) low. ... At Johns Hopkins University in the US, researchers believe that ... the difference between total cholesterol and HDL. It is the ...
... can be used to kill the deadly Hepatitis E virus has ... viral clones and would kill the virus by cutting RNA. ... being tested on animals. The cloned virus could also be used ... , , For this, the ...
... tomato products, such as tomato sauce and ketchup, have long ... prostate cancer, but the reason for such an action is ... lycopene, which is found in tomato products and other natural ... treating the disease in its earliest stages.// ,Dr. ...
... E Merck has launched Livogen Z, in the market with ... the trademark haematinic drug Livogen.Livogen was an old product of ... sold its Livogen brand to E Merck India Ltd. ... Stock Exchange (BSE), Glaxo India signed a memorandum of understanding ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:How much can exercise improve health? 2Health News:Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 26, 2014 China Nepstar ... the "Company"), a leading retail drugstore chain in China ... announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ... ended September 30, 2014: , Same store sales increased ... , Revenue increased by 8.1% to RMB738.3 million (US$120.3 ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... , Nov. 24, 2014 Luoxis Diagnostics, ... MKT: AMPE), today announced the presentation of three ... System as a broadly applicable and robust research ... the body in response to injury, illness, or ... in collaboration with Luoxis, academic and pharmaceutical research ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... CLEVELAND , Nov. 24, 2014  Surgical Theater, ... at the November 24 th opening of ... IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Nazionale "C. Besta." The SuRgical Planner ... be showcased at the event for their 3D navigation ... Dr. Joshua Bederson , Professor and Chair, Department ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Luoxis Announces Presentation of Multiple Studies Validating RedoxSYS as a Rapid and Non-invasive Means of Assessing Oxidative Stress 2Luoxis Announces Presentation of Multiple Studies Validating RedoxSYS as a Rapid and Non-invasive Means of Assessing Oxidative Stress 3Luoxis Announces Presentation of Multiple Studies Validating RedoxSYS as a Rapid and Non-invasive Means of Assessing Oxidative Stress 4Luoxis Announces Presentation of Multiple Studies Validating RedoxSYS as a Rapid and Non-invasive Means of Assessing Oxidative Stress 5Surgical Theater's Technology to be Showcased at the Opening of the Besta NeuroSim Center in Milan, Italy 2Surgical Theater's Technology to be Showcased at the Opening of the Besta NeuroSim Center in Milan, Italy 3
... 20, 2011 Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: ... first quarter fiscal 2012 ending November 30, 2011 before the ... 9:00 a.m., CT / 10:00 a.m., ET on January 6.  ... J. Brown, Interim Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Controller, will ...
... HACKENSACK, N.J., Dec. 20, 2011 In an ... error rates, HackensackUMC recently announced the implementation of ... SurgiCount Safety-Sponge®  is a product of SurgiCount Medical, ... Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PSTX, OTCQB:PSTX). This system provides a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HackensackUMC Adopts SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System 2HackensackUMC Adopts SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System 3
... The VASER System represents a ... ultrasonic technology to cosmetic procedures. Combined ... selective tissue emulsification, a solid grooved ... the VASER System has been designed ...
... The next generation of the ... PSI-TEC III retains all the ... PSI-TEC a leading name for,aspiration ... flow,vacuum pumps for high powered ...
Richardson Retractor...
Our most popular saline breast implant style for over 20 years. A full, rounded look that adds greater dimension to the breast....
Medicine Products: