Can I get a shock if I use my cell phone on the ear closest to my ICD?

You may use the phone on the ear closest to the ICD, but remember, it is a good idea to avoid carrying your cell phone in a shirt pocket that is close to the ICD because your phone may have accessories that contain magnets, such as cases with magnetic clasps and speakers. Your phone should be kept at least 6 inches away from your device. Cell phones, which use wireless signals, have electromagnetic fields around them. Some of these fields may affect the normal operation of your heart device.