Cardiologists say iPhone 12 could pose danger to people with defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford said that an iPhone 12 can pose dangers to people with an implanted defibrillators or pacemakers. READ: Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakersA recent study found that the magnet in the iPhone 12 has the potential to stop the implanted device from working. “When I first was reading about the new iPhone, they said the magnet was so strong, you could actually attach it to your refrigerator. You know, I wonder what it would do to a potential device,” Dr. Greenberg said. It’s not just the iPhone 12 that doctors are concerned about.
Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute said that the magnet in the iPhone 12 can disrupt the function of a defibrillator. Their findings are backed by a warning from Apple that tells people with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their devices more than 6 inches apart. READ: Metro Detroit doctor encourages people to pay more attention to their heart healthMedical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. AppleAccording to Henry Ford, there are more than 300,000 recipients of implanted defibrillators and pacemakers every year. Henry Ford cardiologists, led by Gurjit Singh, M.D., released a manuscript about their findings and submitted it to the medical journal HeartRhythm.