Question: Can you use DIY and gardening devices if you have a DAI? Amancio (Madrid).
Answer: Some devices used in DIY and gardening use electricity or magnets that can affect the normal operation of the implanted defibrillator. The closer and longer you are to the device, the more intense the energy field will be. Most electromagnetic energy fields are small and weak and probably do not affect ICDs, but electrical components with a strong energy field, such as welders or gasoline chainsaws, can affect therapy delivered by the device.