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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Radiofrequency electromagnetic field emitted from mobile phone does not interfere with cardiac conduction system in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Diyala University, Diyala, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Adil H Alhusseiny
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Diyala University, Diyala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.130043

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Background: Regular short term use of mobile phone at domestic level did not impact upon the health of humans. Objective: The objective of the following study is to look for the effect of radiofrequency emitted by mobile phone during turned on mode on the electrocardiogram (ECG) record in patients presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: A total number of 102 patients comprise of 61 males and 41 females presented with ACS were included in this study. The patients were grouped according to the ECG record into patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (Group I) and ST elevation myocardial infarction (Group II). ECG records were obtained at baseline and during exposure to the radiofrequency (900 MHz) of mobile placed at the belt level and over the precordial region. Results: Radiofrequency of mobile phone (turn ON mode) placed at belt level significantly shortened P-R period In Group I. The other variables related to the cardiac conductive system; the QT period and the duration of QRS wave complex or to the voltage criteria did not significantly alter in both groups. Conclusion: Regular short term use of mobile during the recovery period of ACS is safe and does not impact upon ECG record.

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