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iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices, Journal of Neurosurgery Reveals


5/10/2013 8:25:03 AM

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Sprawled out on the couch, reading the news on your iPad, you'd never think you could be putting yourself at risk. But you might be, if you happen to have an implanted heart device. Magnetic interference could alter the settings and even deactivate the technology of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), according to a small new study—conducted by a 14-year-old investigator and her colleagues.

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