St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by donna_26 on 2013-07-01 11:37. 1 comments. 381 reads
 
hi all having a pacmaker fitted does anyone no if holiday insurance will go up i was under Donna_27 but its locked me out of my acount so just made a diffrent acount to speak to you all

Posted by Donna_27 on 2013-06-27 16:31. 5 comments. 534 reads
 
Anyone on here could help me having a pacemaker implanted on 10th July and I am going to have 6 weeks of sick as I won't be able to move my arms about my shoulder does he surgeon wrote you a sick note or do I have to go doctors please help guy thanks donna

Posted by oldpilot on 2013-06-26 20:38. 6 comments. 608 reads
 
I'm planning a trip this fall that includes airline travel and a 7 day cruise. I have a St. Jude Accent #2210 implant.
Anyone got any travel tips?
What do I tell the airline?
What kind of questions should I ask my doctor?
Appreciate any info.
Thanks.

Oldpilot


Posted by SteveAustin on 2013-06-26 13:55. 2 comments. 538 reads
 
Hi,

Does anyone know if having a pacemaker/ defibrillator is going to create a problem with getting a regular, non-commercial driver's license in Pennsylvania?

I have a license in my current state but might be moving.

Can anyone tell me how to find out about this?

Thanks

Posted by astroboychev on 2013-06-18 11:32. 2 comments. 612 reads
 
I'm still on recovery, short term disability pension, with return to work just around the corner. The problem arises in my line of work.Being a welder and back up of QC with NDE tickets, Magnetic Partical Testing in particular, it appears I'll have to change jobs.The whole company is filled with welding machines and possible electronic interferance from other sources.Wondering what I should do? I have possibly another 10 to 12 years that I could work there. What should the return to work restrictions be from the Doctor,or can he outright state no return to work and put me as Long Term Disability case? I'm also wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to approach the company on a possible buy-out package?
In my case ,I'm almost ...


Posted by langleyger on 2013-06-16 23:51. 3 comments. 390 reads
 
I work as a welding consultant. I went back to office work
the day after my pacemaker implant. I started driving after 1 week.
I don't have to get to close to the actual weldin,I have inspectors for that.
I am 71 years old,but not ready to retire.

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-25 01:36. 2 comments. 422 reads
 
Well I survived with no issues with my PM. We traveled to Denver, Gypsum, Beaver Creek, Avon, Vail, Leadville, Minturn, Camp Hale, Wolcott and Glenwood Springs, Co.

We even made the trek to the top of Independence Pass with an elevation of 12,095 feet above sea level.

I didn't have any issues at all, the PM worked like a charm and I made sure to drink plenty of water while out in CO.

I just wanted to thank all my fellow PM Club members who gave me plenty of great advice to handle the altitude.

Posted by SG9ordie on 2013-05-24 17:53. 1 comments. 337 reads
 
Has any one done any traveling buy car and used
their Merlin while on the road?

I realize the unit needs power and active phone line.

What problems did you have?

Posted by abhilash12 on 2013-05-16 03:16. 6 comments. 781 reads
 
Dear friends,
I am an Electrical engineer from India. Before I worked in Saudi Arabia for 3 years with pacemaker.Now I got another job from Oman and I came from Saudi Arabia and did medical check up for that.But the Middle east approved Medical consultancy and its Doctor in India said that I am unfit to go and work abroad since because I have a pace maker.I tried to convince him so many times but he is adamant on his arguments .He gave me an unfit certificate and deprived my job opportunity.Now only after 1 month I can take the medical re assessment .Please advise me what should I do? can I go after that doctor with a complaint on the medical council?

Regards
Paul

Posted by cormac on 2013-05-06 17:43. 1 comments. 327 reads
 
Ok guys that seems to be where im at with welding. I restore old vws as a hobbie and my brother does nearly all the welding i only ever weld on mu own at home and if it feels strange i stop so that seems to fit in with what people have said so im happy with that.

Posted by tibo1980 on 2013-05-02 19:21. 2 comments. 417 reads
 
hi i work in a recycling pland and we have a magnetic drum that separates all the steel and i know that when i get close to it my pacemaker messes up but what are the long term affects for the pacemaker itself messing up or stopping all together..

thanks

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-01 17:46. 4 comments. 367 reads
 
Now that I talked to the cardiologist, he says I will be okay with my type of PM so I ask my fellow PM Club members what is the best advice you can give me to help with the altitude, for example someone mentioned we should drink plenty of water to counteract any effects of the altitude.

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-01 01:55. 3 comments. 741 reads
 
I have a question, I have had a Medtronic Adapta implanted since 6/2010 and wanted to get everyone's opinion. My husband and I are leaving for Vail, CO next month and wanted to know if the altitude will effect my pacemaker at all. I know it is an issue when scuba diving at certain levels but not sure about the altitude or not. I plan on calling Medtronic on Friday on my day off of work but in the meantime just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on the subject.

Posted by redneck41 on 2013-04-30 13:18. 7 comments. 1060 reads
 
I just had one installed (6 weeks ago) and I have already hit the electric fence. Any concerns with this?

Posted by Jay4 on 2013-04-27 13:24. 7 comments. 513 reads
 
I will be taking my first flight since having my surgery for an ICD. My question to you is Screen or not to screen? While I have read to stay away from magnets, do not let the wand at the airport get too close to your device. Even read recently that it is safe to go through those screens and it is not a problem to have the wand close as long as it is not too long (20 secs). I have made up my mind as to what I will do just would like to get other peoples advice and opinion on what they do. Thanks in advance.
J


Posted by cormac on 2013-04-26 21:28. 1 comments. 333 reads
 
so i take it that there a few members on the site here who still weld with no problem's..

Posted by cormac on 2013-04-26 18:57. 0 comments. 267 reads
 
has anyone made up a small piece of lead to cover their pacer anf if so do they think it made any difference while using a welder??

Posted by cormac on 2013-04-26 16:34. 5 comments. 621 reads
 
Hi all, it has been a while since i was on the site :-( quick one! whst is the situation on welding?
cheers
Cormac

Posted by kgdalg on 2013-04-24 01:07. 4 comments. 504 reads
 
I'm only 4 days from having my PM inserted, but my doctor wasn't clear on when I could go back to work. I have a very demanding job (I Love!) that involves physical work, but much of it is computer work. I just got the warnings about lifting my arm, but no indication of when I should get back to work. I'm pretty wiped out if I do much around the house, but going a bit stir crazy wondering when I'll feel better. Also the people at work need to know when I'll be back. I should also say that the day before my surgery during a tilt table test my heart stopped completely for 60 seconds and they needed to use cardiac compressions to get me going again. Is that why I'm still wiped out? I had the test because I passed out and face planted g...


Posted by jaydole on 2013-04-23 15:31. 5 comments. 1144 reads
 
I am 18 years old and I have a defibrillator, I have always wanted to get into the law enforcement field and I don't know if I can do that anymore because of my device. I would like to know if anyone has any info. on whether or not I can still become a police officer with an implanted defibrillator. Thankyou



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