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Posted by Xzk on 2014-08-10 18:28. 1 comments. 138 reads
 
I was wondering if there is a conflict with the Medtronic pacemaker and using a Far Infrared mattress. Suffering from major arthritis and was hoping for a little relief from chronic pain.

The mattress will be plugged into a 120v, and the infrared mattress is underneath the regular mattress pad. There is also a layer that protects from EMF. The infrared emits very low levels, especially at a 0 setting which will have most often.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

PS I guess I can contact Medtronic with this question, too.

Posted by nato on 2014-08-03 12:05. 4 comments. 306 reads
 
Hi All,

What effect does dental equipment equipment has on pacemakers?

Appreciate your response...

Posted by lizzie on 2014-08-02 13:07. 5 comments. 256 reads
 
Does anyone have any problems using wireless dongles etc when 100% pacing. I want to watch my smart TV with streamlined videos but unsure if its safe.

Posted by maheswari on 2014-07-30 14:55. 4 comments. 311 reads
 
My mom is 89 years old and has been wearing a Pace Maker since May/2013. She wants to visit my brother which is 23 hours flight in total. She is in good health. Will flying in plane interfere with the pace make. Does the screaming sound when the plane takes off interfere with her pace maker.

Posted by foxy on 2014-07-13 23:06. 5 comments. 331 reads
 
Hello every one, I need your comments again, I am very sensitive to cell phone lap tops and wireless routers. my challenge is that I have to trouble to Panama in 2 weeks and know that most planes have hot spots, passengers will be using their devices. I am concerned how this will affect me. I am wondering if the voltage can be lowered.

Posted by Dyffryn on 2014-07-02 17:10. 4 comments. 434 reads
 
I have just had my third PM replacement, a Biotronik Evia DR-T with a home monitoring transmitter. My car is a Nissan Qashqai which has a keyless system and I note in the handbook that drivers/passengers who have pacemakers fitted are advised to consult the PM manufacturers before using the vehicle. I emailed Biotronik in Germany and received a reply within the hour, the following is their reply which may assist other PM patients

Dear Sir,
The electromagnetic fields generated by smart key systems are not strong enough to interfere with our implants. Some car manufacturers recommend to keep a safety distance of approx. 15 inches between an implanted pacemaker and the antennas of the smart entry system. Please consult the car...


Posted by foxy on 2014-06-10 12:01. 4 comments. 527 reads
 
Hi every one, thanks for all your advice and comments and need your help again. . I have just had the new Fibre Optic cables aplied in my home, and from the time I entered the house I felt a discomfort in my chest and tinglings in my fingers and left arm.I was forced to turn the complete modem off.
the technician returned and disconnected the WIFI and reconnected my previous wifi. That did not work, I felt the same and turned the internet box of completely.

my question is, does fiber optic cables and wifi affect Pace Maker devices? and what can I do? please give urgent replys as I don't know what to do next. Regards Foxy.

Posted by shoots on 2014-06-08 14:48. 6 comments. 539 reads
 
Hi, I am new to the club and am not sure how to search for messages about keyless entry/ignition systems and their possible interference with pacemakers. I may soon ride as a passenger in a Lexus Hybrid and someone told me there may be an issue with my pacemaker. An old article from the manufacturer (Boston Scientific) says no reported issues but there are no guarantees! I intend to go over this with my doc but thought I would ask you guys too! Thanks.

Posted by Westi41 on 2014-05-28 12:41. 2 comments. 432 reads
 
Listening to the news and I was wondering if anyone knows or given any thought about if there might be any interference from these self driving cars ?

Posted by pamage on 2014-05-23 15:29. 7 comments. 569 reads
 
I have a few handbags / purses with magnetic fasteners and had no problem with interference to my pacemaker I purchased a bag today that has a message inside which says "contains magnets and not suitable for customers with powered medical implants ????? they are just press stud style fasteners

Posted by indaloman on 2014-04-29 14:02. 9 comments. 596 reads
 
I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A CAR WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE SEVEN TRANSMITTERS INSIDE! SOME MUST RELATE TO THE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM. IS IT SAFE TO USE THE CAR? ANY ADVICE WELCOME PLEASE

Posted by tarsha on 2014-04-29 01:49. 5 comments. 609 reads
 
At work I have to microwave lunches for kids. After 30 minutes of heating their lunches, my pacemaker - heart starts fluttering. This continues for several hours. It happens every day that I heat lunches for the kids. I know they say microwave ovens are safe, but this happens only after I use that microwave oven. Am I getting too much exposure? Can this fluttering be harming my pacemaker? On weekends when I'm not at work I do not feel this happening. I'm in a small room, at work, while I'm heating these lunches - one after another for 30 minutes.

Posted by garydiamond on 2014-04-10 22:20. 4 comments. 523 reads
 
I get mine on April 25 2014, and i'm a retired 72 year old that is a very active guy, who wants a pacemaker that would work better for working on electronics it seems the doctors and nurses are clueless about EMF and EMI And I would become depressed if I couldn't do my TV repair work and i was told my doctor would pick the one for me just before he does it

Posted by Smile7 on 2014-04-05 17:03. 1 comments. 434 reads
 
Has anyone asked their doctor if you can use the microcurrent face kit if you have a pacemaker?? They say to ask your doctor if you have a pacer. Need to know today if possible. Thanks

Posted by Suzie_G on 2014-04-05 07:07. 7 comments. 1046 reads
 
Has anyone used this pain relief which works on pulsed, electro-magnetic field? It says not for pacemaker users but I wonder whether it's just CYA again. If I wanted to use it on lower back or knees is it likely to cause any problem? Would I be ok to try it, and what should I look out for ?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Sue

Posted by dgwoods@cox.net on 2014-03-25 16:43. 13 comments. 944 reads
 
Hi everyone, I am Renae.
I had Boston Scientific CRT-P implant in August on 2013. I had my mammogram done on Friday 3/21/2014 and I felt a zap of electric shock. My chest where the device was located became very hot. I felt impulses on my chest and arms. It vent as far in my stomach area and vagina area as well. Now (gentlemen) you may not know about these exams) However, I mentioned this to the tech, and she indicated that we do mammograms everyday with patients with pacemakers. But told her I was just zapped. She said well this is our last picture and you will be going on to get your ultra sound next. When I moved to the ultra sound area, I took a wet wipe and wiped over my chest to cool and ease the discomfort over the devise area...


Posted by Electro on 2014-03-25 00:28. 5 comments. 405 reads
 
Got my pacemaker October 2013 and so far I have not had any problems with my electric power tools. I use a chainsaw and I also do some welding with my wire welder. Have not used either one of them and I wanted to ask if anyone has used a welder with wire feed or a chainsaw since having the pace maker implanted. I have been warned about using either of those tools. I can do without the wire feed welder and use my gas welder instead but I heat my house with wood and I usually harvest wood myself so using a chainsaw is a hard one to give up. Anyone using a chainsaw or wire feed welders? Let me know if you have any experience with those. Thanks, Electro

Posted by georgeazarmitchell on 2014-03-19 17:12. 3 comments. 287 reads
 
Is there any device that would enable me to continue to use all of my woodworking tools? thanks for the help///.gam

Posted by georgeazarmitchell on 2014-03-19 17:12. 0 comments. 102 reads
 
Is there any device that would enable me to continue to use all of my woodworking tools? thanks for the help///.gam

Posted by J00ney on 2014-03-16 07:29. 3 comments. 730 reads
 
Hello fellow participants,
This site has answered so many questions that I thought I would put another one out there for comment.
I have had had my pacemaker in for 8 weeks and feel great. Life is really good and at times I hardly know ' my friend' is there....until yesterday.
We took a flight from Tasmania to Perth in Australia via Melbourne. The trip from Melbourne was just over 4 hours. When the plane had landed and was on its way to the terminal the passengers were told the could turn on their mobile phones and could turn off flight mode.
Well as you can imagine then, over 300 people then reached into their pockets, bags whatever and on went all these phones whilst waiting for the doors to open.
What bothere...




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