Using Household Equipment and Electrical Devices
Most household electrical devices will not affect or pose a problem for your implanted device when used properly, serviced and in good working order.
Don’t Worry about Your Cell Phone
Electrically active implants such as pacemakers, ICDs and CRT devices are well shielded from cell phone radiation, and complications are extremely rare. In any case, hold your cell phone on the opposite side of the heart device when you are make a call, and when not in use, store your cell phone a few centimeters away from your chest, for example in your purse or pants pocket.
This Warning Sign Alerts Heart Device Patients before Use
Questions? Contact Us or Your Physician
If you are not sure about possible interference from an electrical device, you can consult your physician or us using the contact information or the patient hotline: 1-800-547-0394.