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Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers Affected By MP3 Headphones

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:16pm

I am guessing too this would mean leave your headsets at home if you are considering any Transcanial Magnetic Stimulation therapy as recently approved by the FDA since it also involves magnetic technology.  This also brings up an interesting question too as to how TMS treatment might also interact with defibrillators, both in your head and for your heart?   BD

Headphones for MP3 players placed within an inch of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may interfere image with these devices, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2008. View the video news release here. Researchers investigated the effects of MP3 player headphones, most of which contain the magnetic substance neodymium, on the operation of implanted cardiac devices (abstract P662).

FDA Clears Neurostar® TMS Therapy For The Treatment Of Depression

The chair – that is the first thing that pops in to my mind.  I have posted about implanted brain defibrillators and now this therapy is a series of 4 to 6 weeks of treatment with no surgery, more brain therapy technology.

With the current status of our economy and stress levels, this therapy could be real popular quickly.   There is a video at the site available here.    If you are sad and miserable all the time, this could represent a fix.  The site has both patient and physician links to request additional information. 

Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers Affected By MP3 Headphones

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