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    British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    In tests the MagSafe tech could easily suspend ICD device lifesaving therapy.
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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    and I thought only the price of an iphone was heart stopping

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    We normally tell patients to avoid sticking phones over devices. But I normally follow that up with "but we've never seen any evidence of interference from it" as it has usually been EMI that's the concern. The devices used to have reed switches in (now I think Hall effect sensors to avoid damage from MRIs) to enable therapies to be turned off in an emergency. Some ICDs beep with a magnet and some don't. This issue is with pacemakers as well. It doesn't suspend pacemaker therapy (that'd be dramatic) but changes the mode and might cause palpitations and so on.

    Incidentally, I had to have my implant (neither of the above) reprogrammed to disable the magnet response as working in the pacing clinic kept switching me off with all the magnets laying around.

    Ideally, Apple will be shipping these with a label saying "do not place over implanted devices".

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Sorry, but how does increasing the number of magnets stacked together not change the strength of the magnetic field.

    Individually the magnets are likely no stronger than before but in a larger group they will have a stronger effect in the same small place.

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    So Apple are not only trying to rob you, now they're trying to kill you too! lol

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    An Apple a day DOESN'T keep the doctor away....

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    An Apple a day DOESN'T keep the doctor away....
    It does, permanently

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    ...working in the pacing clinic kept switching me off with all the magnets laying around.
    Being constantly turned on could be embarrassing though, i guess it's a balancing act.

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    That's pretty hideous.... Glad I don't buy Apple kit!!

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    as it has usually been EMI that's the concern.
    Too flippin' right... No other record company would interfere so much with my work!

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Incidentally, I had to have my implant reprogrammed to disable the magnet response
    Can you disable CCTV with it too, or maybe fry other people's implants remotely?
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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Is it too early to say I told you so ?

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Are chest pockets still a thing? I thought they'd gone the way of the dodo with home-working.

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Are chest pockets still a thing? I thought they'd gone the way of the dodo with home-working.
    Most of my coats have chest pockets, either inside or out. Good places to put phones...
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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    The British Heart Rhythm Society sounds like a reggae band in the same vein as The North East Ska Jazz Orchestra lol

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    Re: British Heart Rhythm Society warns on Apple iPhone 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    The British Heart Rhythm Society sounds like a reggae band in the same vein as The North East Ska Jazz Orchestra lol
    They are considerably more boring.

    Of note, Louis Rossman has asked if I'll do an interview on this subject.... could be interesting if it comes off!

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