Interference of electrocardiographic recordings by a mobile telephone

  • Brodlie M
  • Robertson D
  • Wyllie J
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The ownership of mobile telephones is now almost universal amongst the teenage population of the United Kingdom. Such telephones are a potential source of electromagnetic interference to medical equipment. We describe a case of troublesome interference with an electrocardiogram recording in a teenage patient whose mobile telephone was left switched on during a visit to hospital. This is likely to be a common reason for poor quality electrocardiographic recordings. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Cardiology in the Young is the property of Cambridge University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • Cardiology
  • Medical devices
  • Paediatrics

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  • Malcolm Brodlie

  • Daniel Robertson

  • Jonathan Wyllie

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