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|Authors: Lennerz C et al. Ann Intern Med 2018 Apr 24.
In 108 individuals exposed to electric vehicles, there was no evidence of interference with the implanted electronic devices.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) to permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) is a concern for patients and physicians alike. Although the risk for interference seems low, the consequences could be dire, especially in pacemaker-dependent patients and patients with ICDs. In the first case, the interference could inhibit pacing, leading to syncope and worse, and in the second case, inappropriate shocks could occur. In a single-center study, patients with pacemakers or ICDs were invited to participate in a study ascertaining whether the maximal electromagnetic-field generation by the electric vehicles would cause inappropriate device behavior or malfunction.
All automobiles were pure electric (hybrid cars were excluded because they have smaller electromagnetic fields). Participants sat in cars undergoing a laboratory protocol of braking and acceleration and then as cars were charged; electrical field strength was also tested on roads. Field strength was highest during charging. None of the devices exhibited EMI at any time and regardless of whether the participant was in or out of the vehicle.