Do Hybrid Cars Interfere With Cardiac Implants? Apparently Not, Study Finds

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 7:40pm
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Mayo Clinic researchers examine the interaction between implantable cardiac devices and the electromagnetic interference generated by hybrid-electric vehicles, finding no reason for concern.

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In the 1st study of its kind to examine the interaction between hybrid cars and implantable cardiac devices, researchers found that the electromagnetic waves generated by the green vehicles don't pose a threat.

"Hybrid cards do not generated clinically relevant amounts of [electromagnetic interference]," according to a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. "It is safe for patients with ICD to interact with hybrid cars."


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