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Posted by Paced to perfection on 2013-05-10 13:07. 14 comments. 2197 reads
 
OK so a friend of mine who also has a pacer posted on facebook that ipad covers can turn off the pacemaker. THinking she was crazy I googled it... according to the article its true and apple even acknowledges it!!
http://www.techdigest.tv/2013/05/ipad_smart_cove.html

below is an exert from the article
"Gianna Chien discovered that the magnets in the tablet and its cover can inadvertently shut off the defibrillators keeping people alive.

Pacemakers use magnets as a safety measure to switch off the internal devices. Though an iPad's magnets are too small to affect a user when held at a reading distance, if the magnets get too close to the user's chest (the example being given if a user falls asleep with the ...


Posted by Yakkwak on 2013-05-07 18:19. 4 comments. 1119 reads
 
A device called a P-STIM has been prescribed as a non-pharmaceutical treatment for my cervical pain - specifically bilateral occipital neuralgia (almost my whole neck has been fused - I know, good grief, right?). This device is an auricular (outer ear) electro-acupuncture device that stimulates the vagal nerve. Guess it is sort of like a TENS unit?? - which is not compatible with pm's. According to my web search: 1 Hz. is delivered between 3 ?? titanium access points that are placed on the outer ear. It is usually placed on left ear for access left vagal nerve pathways. A battery system is affixed behind the ear and connected to the access points. My physician clearly said it WAS safe for pacemakers when I asked him. I briefly met...


Posted by WWKD on 2013-05-03 22:03. 1 comments. 467 reads
 
Hi, My mom is 71 and recently had her pacemaker installed. They have a medic alert system in there house it works on a wireless sytem. she wears a necklace with the button attached does the affect the St Jude pacemaker? Thank you

Posted by bcmitra on 2013-04-27 03:45. 3 comments. 423 reads
 
Hello friends,

I just had a pacemaker implantation a week back.Now i have been discharged from the hospital and staying in a hotel for few days.

Could a mobile base station tower constructed on one side of a house (hotel) interfere pacemaker's activity, if residing in rooms very close to the tower?

Thanks a lot in advance,
Best Regards,
Bimal

Posted by bear dog on 2013-04-25 12:12. 4 comments. 486 reads
 
Will the machines at casinos cause a problem with Pacemaker, such as slot machines etc..? I have experienced some problems where magnets are involved such as Junk yards . Bear Dog

Posted by buttrflz24 on 2013-04-16 12:57. 3 comments. 364 reads
 
Hello everyone!
Hope you are all doing well. Wondering if anyone has a Clarisonic? (facial cleansing system)- I just got one, I researched online if it is pacemaker safe and it says it is as it uses sonic frequency but where my concern is the charger. The handle is a magnet, and adheres to the charger to charge.
Thank you in advance!
Best,
Angie

Posted by Harold1962 on 2013-04-14 12:08. 1 comments. 318 reads
 
Ok i was told that a cb radio dident do anything to my pm but i want to buy a 10 meter high power radio will it do any thing to my pasemaker as long as the antenna is above me its about a 100 watt output

Posted by KathyB on 2013-04-13 22:49. 2 comments. 422 reads
 
Hi all, I recently had a pm inserted. My husband and I are planning a trip to the Everglades and wanted to take an airboat ride. Does anyone know if there are any interferences with this.

Posted by sims_g on 2013-04-03 16:27. 8 comments. 1013 reads
 
hi all! what i really want to know is what are the devices that interfere with our pacemakers. i have a medtronic ; mri safe pacemaker. but i wonder about our daily and regular use of microwaves, mobile phones, wi-fi,radios etc. also i want to know about laser hair removal and other therapies; like a photo facial....can i get these done..?????
thank you

Posted by Kayjo on 2013-03-26 06:09. 5 comments. 623 reads
 
Hi - my mother who is 90 has a PM that she's had for the last two years.
Four weeks ago she developed excruciating back pain. She's on all sort of meds but little is helping.
I would love to get her a magnetic back support as anything is worth a try.
Having had a flick through previous messages it appears that the warning over magnets are overdone and to cover manufacturers of magnetic products.
Obviously the magnets would be on her lumbar region - not near the site of the PM.
Any help on this would be much appreciated as I'm desperate to get her some help.

Posted by goldenoldy on 2013-03-23 16:48. 3 comments. 361 reads
 
Hi, I am fitting a Bluetooth communication system between our bike helmets. They are Nolan N-com systems. The manual gives no hint of problems with pm's. Does anyone have info on possible problems?
Thanks. Brian

Posted by golden_snitch on 2013-03-13 04:09. 1 comments. 476 reads
 
Hi there!

The Majo Clinic has recently presented a study on implanted cardiac devices and possible interferences with electric/hybrid cars. They used a Toyota Prius and patients with ICDs from three different manufacturers. It was concluded that device patients can safely drive/sit in a hybrid car. Researchers admitted, though, that more research needs to be done with different hybrid or electric cars. Here's an article on the study:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/257451.php

Best
Inga

Posted by pinkdiamonds on 2013-03-12 20:06. 8 comments. 778 reads
 
My husband just got a new car and it has a huge Bass taking up half the trunk space if not more of a old cadillac so it's huge! He things its cool but a couple of times that he has turned it in I felt a little funny. Sometimes I get paranoid about my health so I'm not sure if I'm worried about seething or nothing. To me it feels like it just vibrates my chest so much that I don't like it but I'm not sure if its I'm scared its affecting the pacemaker or that it actually is. He never keeps it on long enough for me to really tell what's going on but I have heard that people with pacemakers should stay away from a stereo bass. I do plan on asking the dr and until then hubby won't be using it anymore.

If it does interfere what would...


Posted by owls__ on 2013-02-25 16:45. 5 comments. 665 reads
 
In case you didn't notice I've been posting alot this past hour haha just had a couple of things causing me to become curious

When I got my ICD the technician said I wasn't allowed to go on rollercoasters. I'm pretty cool with this because I had just gone to a theme park and gone on almost every roller coaster just a few months before the implant. Anyway, I was wondering and didn't ask at the time, is this because of interferences, damaging the ICD because of the big belt that hits the site or having a heart condition in general??(I always had it but it's become abit worse)

Thanks (:

Posted by scrappy12 on 2013-02-19 21:10. 9 comments. 609 reads
 
Forgive me if this has been discussed previously but I checked the search feature and found nothing. Tonight I went to a Japanese steak house with my family and when they turned on the hibachi grill I immediately began feeling horrible. I thought I was going to pass out and had a weird tingling sensation. As soon as we left I felt fine. Has anyone else had this issue?

Posted by shazza1956 on 2013-02-16 23:41. 9 comments. 771 reads
 
Ok just joined this site so that makes me a NEWBY, have had pacemaker 12 years (on my second one now) my problem is: Just purchased a Kindle, so excited, get to the directions and after reading almost all of it the bugger tells me it could interfer with my Pacemaker ( gee thanks for leaving that note until the very end Amazon ) anyone had any experience with with or is it over kill ( pardon the pun ) ?

Posted by PeterG on 2013-02-10 16:43. 5 comments. 2659 reads
 
We have opened the box our new induction hob was delivered in and found the instruction manual.
It says people with pacemakers to refrain from using the equipment. I know my cooking is awful so can I tell the wife it's a no go area for me to use it or is the warning out of date and pacers have improved in that my new Boston of 6 months is insulated enough?
Peter


Posted by Mabs on 2013-02-04 23:10. 3 comments. 313 reads
 
I have just joined the club, I have a query, I have purchased a Koboglo, there is a warning about the risks with this product and pacemakers which makes me reluctant to use also tho this has nothing to with the pacemaker the warning also mentions hearing aids that could explode. Does anyone have any experiences that could help me please.

Posted by jahugo on 2013-02-04 15:06. 2 comments. 363 reads
 
ugggh, Ok, I have had my pacemaker for a little over a year now and the other night I took my kids to the Monster Truck racing event and about half way through the event my chest started hurting but not bad enough to get up and leave. Since then I have had constant nagging pain, has anyone ever gone to one of these events and had the same problem? I can't imagine there would have been any electrical interferences but man this is uncomfortable and annoying.

Posted by Mr Bruce on 2013-02-03 13:05. 5 comments. 1093 reads
 
I have a LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset. The device fits around my neck. The left end of the device lays below my neck very close to my PM. Each of the ends of the device is magnetized to hold the ear buds when not in use. Will the magnetized ends adversely affect my PM?





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