Tuesday, 26 May 2015

An unusual case of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator inhibition. MJA April 2015.

A case report in which a magnet in a maternity bra was found to be the culprit in interfering with an ICD. Magnetic fields of >10 gauss is sufficient to inhibit the device and the magnet in question exhibited field strengths of up to 800 gauss. This case highlights the danger of using magnets in clothing as they are a hidden source of electromagnetic interference.

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