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Posted by SallyJS on 2016-02-01 23:02. 3 comments. 124 reads
 
Anyone else with a pacemaker get an iWatch for Christmas? I've been wearing mine on my left wrist; same side as pacemaker and have felt no ill effects. But I have been searching all over the internet and cannot find this question addressed except for the general answer on any technology gizmo; "keep it 6 inches away". So am just curious if anyone else is searching for this answer?

Posted by 1977Scout on 2016-01-29 05:11. 3 comments. 193 reads
 
hello all! I am still alive, thanks to my little buddy "Mr.Moto".
It's been 5 yrs now and, other than some minor changes, i feel good.

I have a St. Jude 2210 model pacing at about 10%. I was wondering, is welding ok to do? I am thinking of getting back into my hobbie (rebuilding old trucks) and wanted to get a 110v mig welder. Does anyone have any input on this? How about 220v?

Posted by Abi_sparky on 2016-01-24 12:17. 5 comments. 231 reads
 
Hello, I was just wondering if anyone has been on the thriller rides (big ones) with their Pacemaker. I am a 17 year old who is a big theme park fan and loves going on the rides so much. I have recently tweeted Alton Towers about going on the rides and they said The Smiler, Rita, SubTerror and Thirteen are a big no no, but all the others are at my own risk. A family friend has now emailed both Thorpe Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Pleasure Beach has basically said all the rights apart from the big ones like Pepsi Max are at own risk. But Thorpe Park has said ALL rides there are a big big NO. I am really upset about this as I was planning on going sometime this year. So I was wondering if anyone has be Thorpe Park with a pacemaker o...


Posted by JNELS on 2016-01-19 21:11. 2 comments. 209 reads
 
Hi - My son received Hasbro Laser Tag Guns for Christmas, his little sister has a pacemaker. Does anyone one know if these laser tag guns cause interference? There was information in the instruction about household 2 way devices that could be affected, but no mention about pacemakers.
Thanks!

Posted by nanabanana on 2016-01-19 15:21. 3 comments. 185 reads
 
My chiropractor uses an electronic, computerized device called a "Pro adjuster". I can't seem to find out if this is compatible with my pacemaker,

Posted by RHGibb on 2016-01-17 13:54. 4 comments. 371 reads
 
I have a Boston Scientific CRT-P. I am attending a swm meet for my daughter this weekend. The facility has a huge electronic scoreboard that runs the entire meet as well as all the timers and electronic touch pads. Does anyone know if this will affect my pacemaker or what symptoms I should watch out for. Thank you ìn adVance for your hep.

Posted by locksmith335 on 2016-01-10 00:34. 2 comments. 271 reads
 
Is it safe to sleep with an Electric heating blanket if you have an ICD.
Need to know pretty soon. would hate like heck to have my ICD go nuts on me in the middle of the night.

Posted by Itsjustmeagain on 2015-12-20 19:10. 2 comments. 386 reads
 
I do not have a pacemaker or CRT now, but will discuss it with my Heart Rythum Dr on 12/21/15. I have hade 6 Cardioversions since 2009 (2 this last year alone) and the other topic for tomorrow will be a third Ablation since 2013/4. The last was in June and beat me up pretty well. I also believe General Anestesia damages the mental capabilities.
Reading through " Dr. Google's " material, one item that concerns me is risk of using power tools to include battery powered drills. I enjoy working on the house and woodworking which uses battery and AC motors.

Is there an issue here, and if so is there a EMI type of apparel I can wear or system that minimizes the risk?

Thanks

Posted by kristen on 2015-12-19 16:25. 3 comments. 429 reads
 
Hi all I was wondering what rides you can go on with a pacemaker. Just read something that said no bumper cars....strange.

Posted by gophergopher on 2015-12-01 09:47. 1 comments. 471 reads
 
does sat nav interfer with my pace maker when it is turned off?
rod

Posted by tfshao on 2015-11-30 16:26. 8 comments. 814 reads
 
FYI. This article is technical but contains lists of household equipment that may interact with pm.
http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs-wm/13783.pdf



Posted by Retiredmarine1999 on 2015-11-13 03:43. 1 comments. 682 reads
 
Does anyone know if wearing a Tommie Cooper shirt interferes with the PM.

Posted by Yolande77 on 2015-10-29 06:33. 5 comments. 791 reads
 
Hi all... I have a question - has anyone else's PM interfered with their phones and WiFi signals? Since my PM my phone keeps on freezing and battles to connect to the WiFi at times. This sounds strange, but I'm not sure if my phone is faulty or could this be a possibility?

Posted by MagsyRu on 2015-10-19 15:52. 9 comments. 808 reads
 
Hello!

My workplace has just had a clocking in handpunch put in. It scans your hand so no fibbing about being late :D
It made me feel quite unwell when close to it earlier so Ive contacted Medtronic and The manufacturer....It says in the manual that it generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energyand can cause harmful interference with radio communications.

Anyone use one at work or is my vaultage too high or sensitive?

Thank you

Posted by DLER on 2015-10-16 11:21. 5 comments. 776 reads
 
Hi dear members
I had my pm implanted in2010 . Today l was testing an electrical device suddenly I was shocked and crawled my left hand. I felt raise of pulse .anyone knows the effect of the shock on the pm.? Do I need checking of the pm and reprograming. Thanks in advance
Dler

Posted by DLER on 2015-10-16 11:21. 0 comments. 540 reads
 
Hi dear members
I had my pm implanted in2010 . Today l was testing an electrical device suddenly I was shocked and crawled my left hand. I felt raise of pulse .anyone knows the effect of the shock on the pm.? Do I need checking of the pm and reprograming. Thanks in advance
Dler

Posted by eva_rb on 2015-10-13 01:26. 4 comments. 775 reads
 
I have a medtronic pacemaker with one ventricular lead. This was fitted 6 years ago for complete heart block. Recently i have been noticing when i am lying in bed or sitting on my sofa either reading or using the computer etc, (so i haven't been moving really) my heart rate will speed up, i become aware of it when i feel a slight pounding in my chest,( although i feel i have become quite sensitive to realising when my heart rate changes) and when i take my pulse it tends to be around 60-70 BPM. My pacemaker is set to be 55 BPM at rest (although it can go above this as far as it likes with movement) and i dont understand why it would be rising above this when i have not been doing execise or even moving at all. I had thought it could be to ...


Posted by maggie36 on 2015-10-10 15:55. 4 comments. 630 reads
 
Two years ago my cardiologist allowed me to use a Medtronic Carelink Monitor every 3 months at home. We have Comcast phone, internet and cable and it has been very successful. Not once in two years did the transmission not go through.

Suddenly my September 25 transmission never went through nor did successive tries go through. The Carelink people said sometimes Comcast stops working with this type of monitor.

Has anyone else had a problem like this? I don't want to stop Comcast as it's mostly the only game in town, nor can I stop sending transmissions every three months. I would be grateful for any suggestions from anyone.

Thank you

Posted by tcasavant on 2015-10-05 12:58. 5 comments. 744 reads
 
Does anyone really know how much interference/damage this items mentioned above can damage our battery in the pacemaker?

I am teetering on removing these devices completely out of my world.

Posted by KarenHarman on 2015-09-25 06:22. 9 comments. 958 reads
 
Hi, I am English so my vocab might be odd but I hope you can help my husband. Tony had a pacemaker in Jan 2015. He teaches Electronics. The school built a new building and his room is beside the school plant room with a large electrical motor and induction motor right against the wall with his whiteboard on it. The commissioning engineer told him there is a magnetic field but no-one can tell us how strong it is. Tony is in a different room for now but getting no help from the powers that be. Any ideas where to go next? He has spoken to his union...Thanks



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