Electronic Article Surveillance Systems and Interactions With Implantable Cardiac Devices: Risk of Adverse Interactions in Public and Commercial Spaces

Gimbel, J. Rod; Cox Jr., James W.
March 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2007, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p318
Academic Journal
Electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems are widely implemented in public spaces and can adversely affect the performance of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The Interaction between implantable devices and EAS systems Is a serious problem that can be minimized through appropriate facility design. Careful facility design and employee education along with patient vigilance remain imperative in avoiding potentially life-threatening EAS system-implantable device interactions.


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