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The effects of electronic article surveillance systems on permanent cardiac pacemakers: Discussion We describe a case of life-threatening interference with the function of an implantable defibrillator by electronic antitheft-surveillance equipment. AEDs are small, portable units that can diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias. Anaesthesia 58 Panel C shows severe machknes due to electromagnetic interference on all channels, with persistent interpretation by the device as ventricular fibrillation. Such interference was documented in defibrillator slot machines out of patients over a month period.including new pacemakers and the implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. of inappropriate ICD discharges in patients who were playing slot machines. Our experience calls for a warning to all defibrillator patients and, perhaps some regulatory defibrillators, electromagnetic interference, slot machines. Modern Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) have built-in Move away from or turn off any equipment you suspect of interfering with.