These Pacemakers Adjust To Your Breathing So You Can Stay Active

Pacemakers are designed to compensate for a condition known as bradycardia, where the heart beats too slowly to provide sufficient amounts of oxygen to the body. And to allow patients with pacemakers installed to continue healthy pursuits like exercise, a company called Boston Scientific is introducing a new line with… » 6/27/13 1:00pm 6/27/13 1:00pm

Ear Bud Headphones Are a Shot Through the Heart for Pacemaker Patients

We have some bad news for people with pacemakers this afternoon. A new study found that headphone ear buds can make them a bit wonky. So, while you take a breather from Lauren Hill's Killing Me Softly » 11/09/08 3:00pm 11/09/08 3:00pm, and drape those iPod ear buds around your neck, they could be, well, killing you softly. With magnets."Headphones…

iPods Won't Funk Pacemakers, Says FDA Report

The electromagnetic fields from iPods won't interfere with cardiac pacemakers, says an FDA research team, contrary to last year's rumors. After a whole bunch of experiments using saline-filled bags and sensitive coil detectors to simulate the effect of a variety iPods on the body, the researchers concluded "that no… » 2/01/08 7:59am 2/01/08 7:59am

Could iPods Make Pacemaker Patients' Tickers Dickier?

Pacemakers and iPods may not be ideal bedfellows, according to a study made by a 17-year-old high-school student. Jay Thaker tested the effect of the Apple player on 100 seniors, average age 77, who were fitted with the heart devices. When held just 2 inches from the patient's chest for five to ten seconds, electrical… » 5/11/07 8:26am 5/11/07 8:26am