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Will a house arrest monitor interfere with my pacemaker?

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The house arrest monitor (Digital Products Corp.) has a radio frequency power of 150 mW at a frequency of 314 MHz. Based on this information, we do not anticipate any damage or reprogramming of your pacemaker. However, since the house arrest monitor is worn on the wrist or ankle, the wrist transmitter may come within an inch of the pacemaker. The potential for pacemaker inhibition exists. We recommend placing the monitor around your ankle.

Most manufacturers have not completed testing on possible interactions between pacemakers and the house arrest monitoring system. You physician can determine if there is any interaction.


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