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Posted by indaloman on 2014-04-29 14:02. 9 comments. 700 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. 765 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. 6 comments. 626 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. 497 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. 1280 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. 1067 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. 6 comments. 504 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. 333 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. 130 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. 803 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...


Posted by 3030wyatt on 2014-03-11 13:27. 3 comments. 274 reads
 
thanks for your replies on my last post.it has been a great help.since i'm new to having a pacemaker i have a lot of questions.
how do you know if you are getting interference to the pacemaker?
is there a way i can monitor this interference and the effect it's
having on my pacemaker?my heart rate is 60,should it be higher
and can it be programed and changed in my pacemaker?
thanks again tom

Posted by mara324 on 2014-03-07 15:18. 4 comments. 484 reads
 
6 weeks post op, finally ran into something that caused minor intereference - my barbers 120V electric clippers. momentary light headed feeling, nothing severe.
6 week checkup removed all restrictions?
Headed to nuclear (chemical) stress test on 3/10, as my episode caused increase in Troponin - hoping for clean biil of health.

Posted by youngheart on 2014-03-07 05:20. 3 comments. 224 reads
 
Hi Everyone,

I have just had a Pacemaker fitted, I have been reading up on what I can do and what I should avoid. One point that stuck out on me was area's with high radio fields. I work in custody and as you can imagine there is alot of equipment in there that requires radio transmitters. Will this effect my pacemaker and does anyone have any experiance with this?

Thank you in advance!

Posted by nato on 2014-03-06 22:08. 3 comments. 246 reads
 
Hi All,

I know i had post this already but I need some additional clarification.

Can my son use one of those Motorized 6V/12V cars,the one that you sit inside and drive around without causing any interference to his PM?

Appreciate your response..

Posted by nato on 2014-03-02 23:17. 3 comments. 238 reads
 
Hi All,
My son is 2 yrs old and had his pacemaker when he was at 8mths old.From this forum I have learnt that if his PM is affected by any kind of interferences it will automatically go in test mode and correct itself once move away from that area.

Question,
Seeing that he is a kid still,what signs should I look for when his pacemaker goes into test mode?

Will he subjected to any pain?

Appreciate the response from parents with older kids who can advice.


Posted by nato on 2014-03-02 21:09. 1 comments. 258 reads
 
Hi All,

Did you ever had the opportunity to use the Oson Pace Alert portable device with your PM.If Yes,how effective it was?

Although most electronics don't harm PM function,will this device still detect indicating that you are subjected to interference?

Posted by nato on 2014-03-01 21:13. 2 comments. 226 reads
 
Hi All,

Had you ever had the opportunity to let your kids play with remote control cars without causing any interference with their PM?

Also playing with kids gas driven vehicles 6V types without affecting PM function.

Appreciate your response..

Posted by labgirl1967 on 2014-02-20 21:15. 3 comments. 418 reads
 
Has anyone had any issues with the new cellphone, using 4G Lite, increase power causing issues with their pacemaker?

Posted by Love on 2014-02-19 17:24. 5 comments. 295 reads
 
Hi all.....does anyone have any idea about ability for PET scans with a pacer? I have a lung disease and can no longer have MRI's due to the pacer. How about PET scans? Anyone had experience with this subject? Thanks..........

Posted by flutetooter on 2014-02-18 22:40. 3 comments. 252 reads
 
Did any other females get a painful "Dolly Parton syndrome" from the upper torso swelling due to the surgery? I mentioned it to the docs at my 2 week checkup/device test ( it had gone away by that time) and at first they looked puzzled, then burst out laughing.



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