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Posted by Ioannis on 2015-01-17 22:13. 2 comments. 125 reads
 
Good day Club,

I'm new to the forum and battery power, but thrilled to have stumbled upon it and become a member.

Today's question concerns Fitness Activity Devices and Med ID Bracelets utilizing QR Code Scanning Technology. Has anyone had interference issues with either?

I'm considering a MyID™ Medical Bracelet by ENDEVR and the Surge Fitness Super Watch by Fitbit.

What I'm curious about is whether any of the following features could pose a problem with function of my CRT-D:

- PurePulse™ Heart Rate offers continuous, automatic and strap-free heart rate monitoring
- Built-in GPS tracks real-time stats such as time, pace, distance and elevation climbed
- Reads Heart Ra...


Posted by cormac on 2015-01-17 10:05. 2 comments. 91 reads
 
Hi gang im wondering if a led jacket will be of any benefit when welding?

Posted by ballerine.nm on 2015-01-14 09:44. 1 comments. 124 reads
 
Hello! I haven't been on here in ages and I'm so glad I'm back :-)
So for Christmas I got a fabulous new laptop, and I just noticed two quite strong magnets in it. Its an ASUS convertible, and the magnets are on either side of the mouse scroll thing, and Im just a bit concerned. They're fairly strong magnets, attracts a spoon.... Should I be worried? Its not like I have it across my chest, but I dunno ...
Lots of Love!
Niamh <3

Posted by Finlay on 2015-01-07 04:51. 4 comments. 228 reads
 
Has any member been advised that the use of a MacBook pro retina laptop or an I-pad may interfere with pace- maker functions. The quick start instructions suggest that medical advice should be sought on this matter. This is only apparent after the goods have been purchased and the box opened.
There is some inconclusive discussion on the web about interference from I-pads if operated too close to an implanted pace-maker.

Posted by nato on 2015-01-05 19:47. 3 comments. 139 reads
 
Hi All,

Happy New Year to the entire Pacemaker Club.

My child is 33mths old and I would like to know if he can wear a wrist watch without causing any interference to his PM.

Appreciate your feedback.

Posted by candi on 2015-01-03 10:46. 3 comments. 176 reads
 
I was making doggie treats in our dehydrator yesterday when I started having discomfort in pacemaker area. Called lab and they thought it possibly was pacing and that is why the feeling. I was uncomfortable all night, finally taking x-tra strength Tylenol for aching.
My dual lead pacemaker was implanted 11/20 due to heart block which became total block while implant was being done.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Posted by ricshannon on 2014-12-26 00:02. 3 comments. 189 reads
 
Anyone have any data regarding the use of Amateur Radio equipment with an ICD? I have my equipment that can put out 40 - 100 Watts of RF in both CW, digital communication, and various modulations that are common to radio usage.

Some of the bigger radio can push 1500 watts for minutes at a time. If any of this hits the ICD over the "air" what can happen?

Lots of "wives tales" exist but no clear recommendations.

Interesting for us radio geeks .....

Rick KJ4ZIH

Posted by HUT on 2014-12-23 11:39. 3 comments. 188 reads
 
Does anyone have experience with noise-cancelling headphones which do not interfere with a dual-lead pacemaker?

Posted by trish on 2014-12-22 09:12. 1 comments. 204 reads
 
seems this site may be compromised. please check multiple identical responses to a recent post 12,/21 or 22. If you know how to report or delete please do Trish

Posted by Dwhite on 2014-12-15 08:52. 3 comments. 226 reads
 
Are pacemakers affected be playstation systems?

Posted by Jgreen on 2014-12-15 05:17. 2 comments. 149 reads
 
Do playstations (ps3 ps4 XBOX ) affect pacemakers?

Posted by scooter11 on 2014-12-13 03:53. 3 comments. 198 reads
 
Hello my new friends
My ? is will the wireless headphone around the neck efect my pacemaker-defeb?can anyone relate to that ?thanks in advance


Posted by KarenLF on 2014-12-06 18:54. 13 comments. 412 reads
 
I work in an electrical store. . . . next to the doors which are electrical security.

Is this a good move?

I honestly didn't think it really mattered. . . bit like not using your mobile phone at the petrol station. Chances are so slim, but people have to make such an issue out of it!?!

Can someone please message? . . . Some honest answers. Am I on my own on this? Feel so stupid

Posted by KlavPacemake on 2014-11-20 19:37. 6 comments. 391 reads
 
I have a friend who also has a pacemaker (I don't know what type). She is afraid to use the treadmill because she worries that there might be magnets in the controls (for calories burned, steps, miles etc) that will cause her pacemaker to "act up". I have never been told not to use a pacemaker (as long as you don't exercise too strenuously). I don't know if her doctor recommended not using a treadmill or if she is afraid to use it.

Posted by cabbie on 2014-11-15 15:48. 2 comments. 467 reads
 
Oopss url for review
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Url for the sleep bracelet
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Posted by cabbie on 2014-11-15 15:45. 2 comments. 431 reads
 
Hi. Have always had trouble sleeping and even more so after getting implanted with a CRT-D in August. In fact, I hardly had a good night's sleep from August to October!

Came across the Philip Stein sleep bracelet at the watch display. Want to try it (early selfie Christmas gift) but i Googled a review which says pacers can't use them. Or heart disease patients.

Any thoughts? Am seriously wanting to ask my EP. Previously I used the Withings Pulse, Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone UP without any problems.

Appreciate any experience you might share.

Posted by Chazz on 2014-11-11 17:50. 8 comments. 493 reads
 

What precautions should I take around a microwave oven?
Should I avoid standing too close? Are their any brands that
are problematical? This is the one thing I have yet to re-
solve and therefore I am still uncomfortable around them.

Chazz

Posted by manash234 on 2014-11-08 13:28. 4 comments. 274 reads
 
Hello guys, I am studying electrical engineering. I had my pacemaker implanted on july,2014. Our college has decided to go for an industrial visit. It is mainly a solar power plant. It will consist of power grid that suppllies power in MWs. Should I go in that visit? Please help guys.....

Posted by pbrasher on 2014-10-27 14:55. 2 comments. 238 reads
 
Is it safe to use a Ultrasonic Facial Device with a pacemaker?

Posted by mstew on 2014-10-26 09:42. 1 comments. 299 reads
 
hi, 63 yr old with defib/pacemaker installed. I want to use plasma cutter, recreationally, what hazards or potential problems should I be aware of? Thanks in advance for any help.



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