UMMS Affiliation

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Letter to the Editor


Cardiology | Environmental Public Health | Equipment and Supplies | Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration


We encourage the readers to exercise increased awareness, perform detailed risk-benefit assessments, and apply risk mitigation strategies for patients with implantable devices who may be exposed to hostile electromagnetic hospital environments.


Electromagnetic interference, Hospital environment, ICDs, Pacemakers

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© 2017 Hellenic Society of Cardiology. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

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Hellenic J Cardiol. 2017 Nov 14. pii: S1109-9666(17)30396-2. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2017.11.009. [Epub ahead of print]. Link to article on publisher's site

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Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese

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