Funding source: There was no funding for this study.
Electromagnetic Interference of Avalanche Transceivers with Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Version of Record online: 21 MAY 2013
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 36, Issue 8, pages 931–938, August 2013
How to Cite
DORENKAMP, M., BLASCHKE, F., VOIGT, K., FLECK, E., GOETZE, S. and ROSER, M. (2013), Electromagnetic Interference of Avalanche Transceivers with Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 36: 931–938. doi: 10.1111/pace.12159
Conflict of Interest: Mattias Roser has received speaker's honoraria from Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical. Marc Dorenkamp has received unrestricted travel grants from Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. Stephan Goetze has received speaker's honoraria from Boston Scientific and Medtronic.
Editor's note: The paper Electromagnetic Interference of Avalanche Transceivers with Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators by Roser et al. generated lively discussion between one of the reviewers (an engineer who is very familiar with cardiac implantable electrical devices—CIEDs) and the authors. Essentially, the authors contend that currently available avalanche transceivers are safe when used as advised in their paper, while the engineer wishes there were more engineering information and guidance for subsequent devices. Both are correct. PACE does publish relevant engineering papers, but the editor believes that the clinical message of the Roser paper stands on its own. Subsequent related engineering commentary or manuscripts would be considered.
John D. Fisher, M.D., Editor-in-Chief
- Issue online: 25 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 21 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 17 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 8 OCT 2012
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