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We strive to anticipate situations, activities and products that can interfere with the function of our implantable cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices. Many of our devices have protections built in to minimize or eliminate electromagnetic interference (EMI), the most common source of issues. However, certain types of EMI still pose risk.
You can read more about the sources and effects of EMI in Electromagnetic Interference and the Pacemaker Patient.
Common sources of EMI
Bone Growth Stimulation
Electroanatomical Mapping Systems
Electrosurgery: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Guidelines For St. Jude Medical™ MR Conditional Pacing Systems
Heart Rate Monitors
Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
Magnetic Navigation Systems
Magnet Use: Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Magnet Use: Pacemakers
Microwave Prostate Therapy
MRI Effects: SJM Confirm™ Implantable Cardiac Monitor
Nerve Conduction Tests
Therapeutic Radiation on SJM Confirm™
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)