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Posted by rboney on 2016-04-25 20:37. 3 comments. 326 reads
 
Is chain saws the only gas operated tools you have to avoid?

Posted by Strider on 2016-04-12 18:10. 4 comments. 427 reads
 
Strider here:

I have a ICD/pacemaker installed just below my collarbone on the left side. I have a rather large hearing loss and have difficulty hearing the TV because of the background TV noise and have to turn the TV volume up rather high also to enable me to hear the conversations and then I only can discern only about two thirds of the dialogue. My question is this: There is a device that one can purchase called TV Ears that works with the audio on the TV and you plug earphones from the device into your ears. This device not only reduces background chatter but also allows you to hear quite well while those around you can enjoy TV without having to blast the volume...I have read where earbuds and earphones can cause ones ...


Posted by Parki on 2016-04-09 14:33. 2 comments. 378 reads
 
I have had this pacemaker since 2008 and started having ectopic heart beats last September when on holiday in Greece after I had been put on Dabigatron instead of Warfarin. I had a major operation on my guts in 1993 and have suffered from diarrhoea ever sine but Dabigatron made it much worse. The doctor as now put me onto Rivaroxaban which has cured that problem but I still ectopic heartbeat. I never had this uncomfortable beat when on Warfarin.
I wonder if anyone else has this experience which always occurs after eatin, even after a sandwich and fruit for lunch?


Posted by DiannM on 2016-03-31 01:05. 6 comments. 607 reads
 
We are going on our first vacation since my pacemaker placement. I know that it is okay to walk through the security scanner, but what about the one that you stop and place your feet slightly apart and they scan your body. I remember reading that I should not let them use the wand to scan.
Also, we would like to take a segway tour. Does anyone know if it is okay?
Thank you

Posted by patrick_g on 2016-02-26 14:42. 3 comments. 682 reads
 
Howdy y'all, I just joined, I wish I had known about this site when I first got my ICD. What a wonderful resource.

I once saw some Medtronic info that gave detailed information on RFI and ICD but unfortunately can't find it now. The info included detailed information regarding ranges of frequencies and field strengths in which the ICD would work without interference.

I noted in this info that the recommendation for maximum welding current had been increased from 130 amps to 160 amps.

Anyway, I would appreciate it immensely if anyone could provide a URL/link to that Medtronic info.

I am also interested in any information regarding wearable shielding material to reduce the field strength of...


Posted by DonO#2 on 2016-02-23 15:29. 2 comments. 638 reads
 
Just had my pacemaker implanted 6 weeks ago. I'm not worried about my chain saws but I am worried about EMF of my 30 ton log splitter and my gas operated generator. Any comments? ...DonO

Posted by jkraher@verizon.net on 2016-02-19 18:30. 4 comments. 708 reads
 
Hello, just had my first pm installed three days ago. i buzz cut my own hair electric clippers. my wife will do it the next few weeks, but does anyone else use cliam?ppers with

Posted by SallyJS on 2016-02-01 23:02. 3 comments. 348 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. 409 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. 447 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. 347 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. 313 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 CyborgGirl on 2016-01-17 13:54. 4 comments. 492 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. 437 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. 525 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. 581 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. 609 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. 971 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. 830 reads
 
Does anyone know if wearing a Tommie Cooper shirt interferes with the PM.

Posted by Yolande77 on 2015-10-29 06:33. 6 comments. 969 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?



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