Heart Beat: Fatal attraction?

Heart Beat

Fatal attraction?

Published: March, 2007

That magnetic brooch or necklace may set off more than your eyes or sweater "" it could also set off, or turn off, your pacemaker or implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD).

Jewelry, reading glasses, name tags, and even some clothing sport a new breed of magnet. Called rare earth or neodymium-iron-boron magnets, they are more powerful than the traditional magnets used to stick things to a refrigerator or found inside stereo speakers.

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