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Posted by Electro on 2014-03-25 00:28. 5 comments. 429 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. 303 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. 111 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. 756 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. 240 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. 434 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. 202 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. 213 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. 203 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. 225 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. 192 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. 381 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. 261 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. 224 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.

Posted by Maguila on 2014-02-16 14:50. 6 comments. 502 reads
 
Hello to you all, since a long time I have not visited the website...

I am planning to travel in France using the high-speed train (TGV system). Can someone tell me if there are any contraindications and/or limitations by having a pacemaker? Any advices?

Thanks!
All the best

Posted by genedwiggins on 2014-02-07 21:15. 1 comments. 355 reads
 
I found some discussion on this forum from 2011...I'm going to Japan next week, and our son wants to buy us a bullet train pass from Nagoya to Tokyo and back, but thinks it may affect my pacemaker....anyone been there, done that, recently?? I can't find anything concrete on the internet....

Thanks...

Gene, Blanco TX

Posted by Paceman on 2014-01-28 14:10. 7 comments. 419 reads
 
I had a pacemaker installed about 3 weeks ago and I'm currently in the recovery stage whereby I can't life my left arm over my head for another week or so.
My question is this...once I'm fully recovered, will I be able to utilize a chain saw, leaf blower, weedwacker and lawn mower without any issues? All of these devices have a gas powered engine.

Posted by Pacman62 on 2014-01-26 01:53. 8 comments. 445 reads
 
Hi,

Can anyone comment on the effectiveness of the Osun PA0010 Pace Alert device? I drive diesel electric locomotives and the main generators would give off large amounts of EMF. So far I've managed to stay clear of them, but I'm not sure how much leakage there might be especially into the driver's cab when I'm working.

I have a St Jude Medical pacemaker installed in Aug 2012 after a catheter ablation went wrong and gave me heart block.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by ev on 2014-01-26 00:26. 3 comments. 467 reads
 
I have my third pacemaker, a St Jude since Dec 20th
I live in a posh retirement center of 800 people.
The pacer has been reset 4 times and works fine at the hospital but not at home. We live about 20-30 feet from a maintenance lot for the entire retirement community.
It has high voltage signs on three metal fences near the brick wall separating our property from the administration.
Could this make my pacer malfunction because it is constantly over 95 -123 and never drops to 70 like it is suppose too.
I went to the nurse in the main building tonight and the pulse was 66. Any ideas how I can find what is happening to my pacer. My heart is getting very tired. Thank you Ev

Posted by J00ney on 2014-01-25 21:33. 8 comments. 373 reads
 
Hello,
I have just had my pacemaker implanted, so I have lots of questions. I will just start off with one today. I love to cook and it is really an activity I enjoy on my induction stove.
The brochure advises to to stand 60cm (2feet) away from induction cooktop. This is really not practical. So apart from using 60cm handle utensils and feeling like a 'witch stirring the pot' and as I do not want to get a new cook top, has anyone had experiences with using induction. Many thanks in advance for advice.



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