A Prospective Pediatric Clinical Trial of Digital Music Players: Do They Interfere with Pacemakers?

Christine C. Chiu, M.Sc.; June Huh, M.D., Ph.D.; Laura De Souza, B.Sc.; Armando Alfaro-Ramirez, M.D.; Robin Clegg, M.D.; Laura Fenwick, B.Sc.; Robert M. Hamilton, M.D., M.H.Sc.; Joel A. Kirsh, M.D.; Gil J. Gross, M.D.; Dongsheng Gao, Ph.D.; Elizabeth A. Stephenson, M.D., M.Sc.

Disclosures

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009;20(1):44-49. 

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Conclusion

We were not able to show any interference of pacemaker function by the use of iPod™ or MP3 players adjacent to the pacemaker area in our pediatric population. No additional precaution beyond standard (approximately 6 inches distance from pacemaker) is necessary for patients with pacemakers when they are using these players.


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