Electrical Problems

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Heart Problems?

…intra-cardiac defibrillators (ICDs). The reason your cell phone affects your heart is that your heart is more than a muscle—it’s a finely tuned electrical system. Pacemakers and ICDs are inserted when the heart needs help maintaining a healthy, steady beat. So, when you introduce a cell, or cordless…

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Your Smartphone Is a Portable ECG Machine

…someone who is stable—I am open to that. But let's remember that all this technology, including an ECG machine, can have serious downsides. Possible Problems Using Your Phone as an ECG Machine * First off, cordless phones disturb heart rate variability. * Holding a cell phone over the chest to check your…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…foods you eat (caffeine, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, etc) * The chemicals you ingest (food dyes, medication, etc) * The world around you (altitude, electric smog, etc.) Respiratory sinus arrhythmia is a relatively gradual slowing and speeding of the heart, like your foot on the gas pedal on normal traffic…

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