Sunday, May 13, 2007

This Might Be Important To Know

Listening to an iPod could stop your heart

Ipods can cause pacemakers to malfunction by making them go too fast, too slow or even stop altogether, according to a study.

Researchers found that iPods could make pacemakers malfunction by interfering with the electromagnetic equipment monitoring the heart rate.

Well, of course, you have to have a pacemaker. Will over reaction cause a backlash against iPods by those with pacemakers? And if an iPod can do it, any electronic device should do it, too. There's nothing special about the electronics in an iPod.

She added: "On rare occasions, some electrical gadgets can potentially interfere with pacemakers, so it is sensible to keep these devices directly away from pacemakers.

"If you have a pacemaker and are sitting next to someone with an MP3 player it is extremely unlikely that it will interfere with your pacemaker."

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