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Please explain why is electrical stimulation contraindicated for pacemakers?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Pacemakers

Pacemakers are electronic devices and are affected by electrical and magnetic fields.
Electrical stimulation devices frequently cause a near field effect which can potentially cause the pacemaker circuitry to malfunction and can cause problems.

In brief: Pacemakers

Pacemakers are electronic devices and are affected by electrical and magnetic fields.
Electrical stimulation devices frequently cause a near field effect which can potentially cause the pacemaker circuitry to malfunction and can cause problems.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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