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iPods can make Pacemakers Fail

Reuters reports that iPods can cause cardiac implantable pacemakers to malfunction by interfering with the electromagnetic equipment monitoring the heart, according to a study presented to a meeting of heart specialists.

The study looked at the effect of iPods on 100 patients, whose mean age was 77 and were outfitted with pacemakers. An iPod threw out enough electrical interference and was detected half of the time when it was held two inches from the patient's chest for five to 10 seconds. In some cases, interference was caused when held 18 inches from the chest and one case caused the pacemaker to stop functioning altogether.

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