[RFI] Defibrillator and RF Exposure Query
dgarnier at wi.rr.com
Sun May 14 13:15:12 EDT 2006
Dan & Dennis,
I am wondering if you have gotten any other replies to your inquiry
about susceptibility of implanted cardiac pacemaker/defib yet?
Short of a definitive answer, _this is what I would ask your Cardiologist_,
1) _First off_, if he/she isn't willing to spend time with you
health care concern) get another doc!
2) Ask, _"Who is the manufacture of this device?"_
3) Ask to see any/all enclosed information on device. Look for the
statement on "_what technical standards this device meets or complies to?_)
4) Call the manufacture, ask: "_What EMC standards does your device
5) I honestly don't know what standards the FDA requires for this device.
6) Try searching the FDA's website, you might find the standards
7) The most definitive standard on this particular device (that I have
found) is an
AAMI standard called _ANSI/AAMI PC69:2000_,) "PC69" for short.
8) If the mfg'er says, "We comply with this standard" - _it appears_ the
levels in this PC69 standard _are 200 volts/meter_. (These are the kind
of levels auto's
are tested to. This is a good start.)
9) _Now comes the tricky part_. As I read the "/Forward/" to this
standard, I see
words like "_shall, should, can and must_." These words mean different
I need to study this document much closer "to glean the context" to
words apply to (if any.)
10) _Further comment to all_ that maybe interested in this topic, you
this standard yourself from _http://www.aami.org/_
Dave Garnier - wb9own
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