Electromagnetic interference with electrocardiogram recording of exercise test equipment [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(5): 352-354

Electromagnetic interference with electrocardiogram recording of exercise test equipment

Farid Aliyev, Cengizhan Türkoğlu, Cengiz Çeliker, Işıl Uzunhasan
Department of Cardiology, Division of Pacing and Electrophysiology, İstanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, İstanbul

Herein, we report a case of pseudosinus tachycardia resulting from an electromagnetic interference between a mobile phone and treadmill device. Electromagnetic interference from a charging mobile phone connected to the same socket with the exercise device turned the recording of a patient to that of pseudosinus tachycardia at approximately twice the rate of actual basal heart rate. Removal of the mobile phone from the socket resulted in normalization of the electrocardiogram.

Keywords: Cellular phone/adverse effects, electrocardiography, electromagnetic fields/adverse effects; equipment failure; tachycardia, sinus

How to cite this article
Farid Aliyev, Cengizhan Türkoğlu, Cengiz Çeliker, Işıl Uzunhasan. Electromagnetic interference with electrocardiogram recording of exercise test equipment. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(5): 352-354

Corresponding Author: Farid Aliyev, Türkiye
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