as the i pad 2 has magnets in it can you use it if you have a pacemaker.

  • Asked by Gail R
  • Jun 22, 2011
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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    As a cardiac nurse I do believe the magnets that are used to activate or deactivate a pacemaker/defibrilator are a different type of magnet than those that would be easily purchased in a store. Furthermore the magnets on this case are too low of a quality to do any damage. One of the Cardiologists that comes to the hospital has one of these and he takes it into pts rooms, some of who have pacemakers, and it hasn't interferred with the pacemaker or our telemetry so far. But if you are still worried, don't go around with it laying on your chest.

    • Answered by Sara C
    • Jul 27, 2011
  • Hi

    I am an anaesthetist and intensive care consultant, not a cardiologist but when we use magnets to disable pacemakers we need to use large, powerful magnets. The magnets in an iPad are very weak and I cannot imagine that they would pose any risk, but it would make sense not to press it to your chest.

    • Answered by Caleb M
    • Jul 27, 2011
  • Yes

    • Answered by Tin T
    • Jul 29, 2011