Interaction of a commercial heart rate monitor with implanted pacemakers

Jose A. Joglar, Mohamed H. Hamdan, Patrick J. Welch, Richard L. Page

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Dry-electrode heart rate monitors allow display of heart rate by transmitting a signal to the receiving device, which typically is on the wrist or exercise machine, but due to the potential for electromagnetic interference, their use has been contraindicated in patients with pacemakers. In 12 patients, we found no adverse effect on pacemaker function; in addition, the monitors generally were accurate in measuring heart rate during pacing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-792
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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