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Does electrical muscle stimulation have some bad effects for your heart?

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Dr. Francis Kempf
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually no

Normal therapeutic electrical stimulation of the muscles of the body will stimulate the skeletal muscles only.
The heart will be unaffected. A tens unit or similar device will not affect the heart. However, it is possible under extra-ordinary situations to effect the heart with electrical stimulation. People with pacemakers can be affected. Recently, a report that a taser device could affect it.

In brief: Usually no

Normal therapeutic electrical stimulation of the muscles of the body will stimulate the skeletal muscles only.
The heart will be unaffected. A tens unit or similar device will not affect the heart. However, it is possible under extra-ordinary situations to effect the heart with electrical stimulation. People with pacemakers can be affected. Recently, a report that a taser device could affect it.
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