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Can invisible fences interfere with pacemakers?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is very unlikely that an invisible fence would interfere with a pacemaker.
Normally, and this is generally true of the pacemakers that have been implanted over the past 10 years or so, not much on the outside of the body can affect their function with the exception of large magnetic fields (like that of an mri). Even then, the interference is not permanent and not significantly detrimental.

In brief: No

It is very unlikely that an invisible fence would interfere with a pacemaker.
Normally, and this is generally true of the pacemakers that have been implanted over the past 10 years or so, not much on the outside of the body can affect their function with the exception of large magnetic fields (like that of an mri). Even then, the interference is not permanent and not significantly detrimental.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
There is even recent data that MRIs are okay!
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Actually, the official word still is that MRI's are not OK. There is a big move on the part of the industry to produce MRI-safe pacing devices now. A lot of money is being invested in this, if they were OK, there would not be a need.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Maybe

Not the new pacers.

In brief: Maybe

Not the new pacers.
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