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Re: [Amps] pacemakers

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Subject: Re: [Amps] pacemakers
From: " Dave AA6YQ" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:08:05 -0400
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With respect to the question "is it safe to use QRO if I have a pacemaker?", 
the necessary assertion isn't  "some  QRO ops with
pacemakers have not experience device failure", but rather "no QRO ops with the 
pacemaker you're considering will experience device
failure". Thus reports of the form "I know 3 QRO ops with pacemakers, and 
they're all fine" are not helpful. Only the company that
makes the pacemaker model you're going to have implanted can tell you

- whether that unit was designed to withstand the fields produced by QRO HF 

- how they evaluated the design for its ability to tolerate QRO-generated 
fields without malfunction

- how they test manufactured units for compliance with design objectives

As others here have suggested, contact the manufacturer's engineering 
department. Ask the above questions. If they aren't happy to
provide answers,  consider another manufacturer.


                 Dave, AA6YQ

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