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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Risk of Electromagnetic Interference with Medical Telemetry Systems

Existing wireless medical telemetry systems may be at increased risk of electromagnetic interference (EMI) if they continue to operate in the range of frequencies in which most medical telemetry devices are currently operating. To address this risk, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a new Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) that will allow medical telemetry systems to operate on an interference-protected basis.

[July 10, 2000 - Public Health Advisory - FDA]