Letters Cardiac pacemakers and Wii

Wii seems safe with pacemakers

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3103 (Published 24 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3103
  1. Ronak Rajani, cardiology specialist registrar1,
  2. Alexander Kumar, foundation year trainee1,
  3. Mateem Jiwani, foundation year trainee1
  1. 1Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE
  1. dr.r.rajani{at}gmail.com

    Despite its popularity,1 concerns exist about the safety of the Wii console in patients with cardiac pacemakers because of the possibility of electromagnetic interference. The Nintendo Wii’s remote control uses Bluetooth technology (2.4 GHz) to communicate with the gaming console, and cardiac pacemakers often incorporate similar technology. This frequency falls within the range of electromagnetic interference …

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