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Posted by ricshannon on 2014-12-26 00:02. 4 comments. 366 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. 316 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. 298 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. 312 reads
 
Are pacemakers affected be playstation systems?

Posted by Jgreen on 2014-12-15 05:17. 2 comments. 221 reads
 
Do playstations (ps3 ps4 XBOX ) affect pacemakers?

Posted by scooter11 on 2014-12-13 03:53. 3 comments. 294 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. 497 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. 511 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. 578 reads
 
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Posted by cabbie on 2014-11-15 15:45. 2 comments. 544 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. 701 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. 338 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. 301 reads
 
Is it safe to use a Ultrasonic Facial Device with a pacemaker?

Posted by mstew on 2014-10-26 09:42. 1 comments. 398 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.

Posted by sargent on 2014-10-07 19:45. 6 comments. 413 reads
 
(1( please correct my email address to brooxie47@yahoo.com
(2) advance ham license but hesitate to set up without learning more about rf radiation with pm with defib.

Posted by Cprice on 2014-09-23 16:32. 4 comments. 401 reads
 
Does anyone know if it's safe to work in a nuclear power plant if you have a icd or pacemaker fitted???

Posted by John123 on 2014-09-21 14:54. 6 comments. 436 reads
 
Does anyone know if the pacemaker interferes with the fitbit's operation. I have not bought one yet. Thought i would check here to see if others may have some experience with the fitbit and pacemaker operation.

Posted by Pandabear on 2014-09-11 06:12. 3 comments. 377 reads
 
I live in Alaska. It gets very cold here sometimes. I'm curious how cold is to cold? -20, -40? It's been as cold as -80! I don't leave the warm house at that temp if I can help it but what if I need to help bring in wood? I know my body keeps the pacemaker warm but it's close to the skin and I just don't know the parameters .

Posted by hjewest on 2014-09-01 23:02. 8 comments. 438 reads
 
Can anyone give me advise if it is worth buying a PM alert unit i.e.Osun detecting magnetic fields etc ? Or is it throwing away money...

Posted by Kajira on 2014-08-30 05:47. 4 comments. 470 reads
 
Does anyone know if using an Ultrasound room humidifier or vaporizer will interfere with my Medtronic pacemaker?
I have Asthma and the room air gets too dry in the winter when the heat is on...So I bought this device (without reading the small print! LOL) Apparently it heats the water to make the steam with ultrasound! hummmm.



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