What is the Effect of Microwaves on Cardiac Pacemakers?

Last Update Date : Mar 27. 2018



As with other types of electronic products, microwave energy could cause  undesirable currents to flow in the electric leads of a pacemaker. Implanted pacemaker dysfunction has been observed near electro-cautery and diathermy apparatus,  radar and communication systems,  walkie-talkie radios,  auto ignition systems and even electric razors.   


This is because devices such as these can generate electronic interference that can be intercepted by the tiny  electronic circuits and wires of a pacemaker. If the pacemaker is exposed to sufficiently intense levels of microwave energy, unwanted currents can flow in its wires and circuits that may cause the pacemaker to dysfunction. While such problems are unlikely, it makes sense to warn pacemaker users whenever a microwave oven is in use. All patients with pacemakers should consult with their physicians for the final word on this matter.                          

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