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Posted by ev on 2014-01-26 00:26. 3 comments. 605 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. 576 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.

Posted by Harveyjames1 on 2014-01-24 01:19. 7 comments. 368 reads
 
Hi,everyone!! I am only 26 years old and have had a two wire pacemaker fitted two days ago.due to my bpm dropping to 10-15 per minute.my queries that I wold like a little help with are can you feel the pacemaker working/and is I true I will be a back to normal in no time?

Posted by nato on 2014-01-22 12:25. 1 comments. 316 reads
 
Hi Moms,

Is a playstation safe to use with a pacemaker for my son who is 21mths?

Do you all have kids that plays with it and is quite comfortable?

Posted by DLER on 2014-01-17 04:41. 3 comments. 298 reads
 
Hi,hope all the members are doing well
I have pm implanted for 4years .after 3 days I have CT angiography for carotid arteries. I ask about any information and advice and it's interference and effect on my pm. Thanks in advance for any kind of help.
Best Regards ,all
Dler hidayat
Kirkuk,iraq

Posted by Viccs57 on 2014-01-03 18:58. 4 comments. 1177 reads
 
I was drying my hair when the hair dryer blew up! Bang and a flash out of the actual hair dryer. I was using my right hand (pacemaker is on left side) and have a small burn in the palm of my hand. I feel a bit shaken up and my heart's racing from the shock I guess, but does this mean I must have my pacemaker checked? Can the shock affect it? Many thanks

Posted by lovecarmen on 2014-01-02 19:52. 2 comments. 400 reads
 
Hello everyone I'm new here although I have had my pacer a little over two years now. No problems with it. I love it. I never even think about it unless I get ready to "do" something, then I do some research. I have found its difficult to get answers to my questions on Google alone. Anyway, I would like to know if anyone has used hydromassage since getting their PM. I have severe lower back pain and was looking at this option but I'm not sure if it is safe to use or not. Does anyone know or have experience using this massage machine? Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!

Posted by 64pvolvo1800 on 2013-12-28 17:52. 4 comments. 425 reads
 
I currently have a Boston Scientific SCS that has given me back my life from nerve damage. Now I find out that my fainting spells are likely due to my low heart rate and a PM is likely the answer shortly.
Ist is contraindicated according to BS lit but a case by case approval may be possible.
Anybody here in this spot?

Posted by amylh87 on 2013-12-27 06:33. 10 comments. 477 reads
 
Hi guys,

I am getting my pacemaker in 6 days, and work in the mobile phone industry, just wondering if I will have any restrictions?
I have read online that you have to hold them a certain distance from your pacemaker, is this true?

Also read somewhere that rollercoasters are a no go....i hope this was a joke!?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Amy.

Posted by Rivithead on 2013-12-20 09:17. 5 comments. 535 reads
 
It has occurred to me that "Less than Lethal" use of force is being increasingly employed by law enforcement. This prompts the question: Will the high voltage make the PM go outa whack?

Posted by pace-man on 2013-12-04 02:36. 12 comments. 917 reads
 
Hi everybody, in regards to electric (arc welders) I have been looking into this subject and have found that it is recommended to twist the positive and negative leads together, secure the earth as close as possible to where the area is being welded, move the machine as far away from you as you can, don't lean in too close to the arc and have somebody near you that can turn the welder off if anything goes wrong...... My question is have anyone out there actually used an arc welder who has a pace maker fitted and is there any thing else that you can add to the above items, I only use the welder once or twice a year, when I break something, but I don't want to break myself..???

Posted by grandma7 on 2013-11-05 20:57. 1 comments. 441 reads
 
Hi, I have a pacemaker and wondered if anyone has used a Neff Slide and Hide oven, the specs say it uses 50hz, does anyone know if this item is dangerous to use? I like the idea of the way this oven works and when removing hot items you don't have to contend with the oven door being in the way. Thanks.

Posted by sirocco on 2013-10-31 18:55. 0 comments. 385 reads
 
hi donb, thank you for returning my post message so quickly.
i am hoping to weld 1mm sheet mild steel useing a DC tig welder
at 30 to 40 amps. should i be twisting + and - cables together,
.and putting a sheald over the pm/icd, i would still like to know
which meter to buy, its a dc welder. anyone reading this message
with info would be welcolme. thank you.


Posted by sirocco on 2013-10-31 12:55. 3 comments. 562 reads
 
hi, i am a new member with a pm/dif fitted 3 years ago. in the
process of renovating a vintage car, i have come to the part
where some welding is reqired, all the information i have been
given is that wldig is a no/no.
i would like to know the strength of the signal, and a safe distance
to avoid these signals. to do this i need some type of meter,
most of the meters on amazon are for chasing gosts
could anyone tell me what type of meter i should be looking for,
emf/rf, where to get them from, and at a price that would not brake the bank.
looking forward for your informatiom.


Posted by IdyGal on 2013-10-31 01:40. 7 comments. 815 reads
 
I had my Medtronics PM replaced with a Medtronic Viva Quad XT CRT-D (defibrillator) and am worried about needing medical aid. I have a medical alert bracelet already but am worried about some idiot not noticing it. Is it unreasonable to consider a small tattoo in block letters over my implant site? I tell myself that I worry too much but then I think "what's the big deal if it makes me feel better about it?" Just not sure if it would cause any problems. I know less than zilch about what is in tattoo ink but figured someone here is prob sporting a tat or two (get it? tat-two?)

Posted by lbdina on 2013-10-30 16:44. 8 comments. 1162 reads
 
I have my first domestic airline flight next week since I got my PM. I'd like to know whether I should go through the normal passenger scanner or bypass the scanner and have them use a wand. I am not PM dependent, but I don't want to mess up my PM programming or cause any unnecessary fuss at the airport.

I have my PM ID card, a MedAlert pendant and will notify them at security.

Is there a clear consensus as to which is better?

Thx, Lou

Posted by Roys on 2013-10-24 18:39. 1 comments. 565 reads
 
Hi
Does anyone know if an Inverter for Solar Panels would effect my Pacermaker?
Cheers Roy

Posted by Bluefey on 2013-10-14 13:44. 10 comments. 981 reads
 
Today the electric people knocked on my door and told me that they were putting a smart meter on my house. I told them I did not want one because of my pacemaker and the fact that it is right next to my back door and would be on the other side of my bathroom wall. The guy said too bad I am getting one and I told him I was not authorizing him to do so. He told me I would be arrested if I didnt get one.

I called the public utilities commission, and they told me that a law was passed here in Texas requiring all residences to have one. I also talked to the company responsible for my electricity and they sympathized with me, but said since it is the law they have no choice anymore. He said there will be an amendment passed soon t...


Posted by tinac on 2013-10-11 02:16. 4 comments. 509 reads
 
Hi everyone, I am curious if anyone else has had a issue with there pacemaker like I did recently. While using my vacuum cleaner I was holding cord in left hand and handle with right hand, I experienced a shock of some sort. lt felt like pins and needles sticking in me, like a prickly feeling it was on my left side directly under my pacemaker site. That afternoon I noticed some discomfort in my chest and had some issues with atrial tach, and afib/aflutter that afternoon after the shock. I contacted Boston Scientific and was told that a dual chamber pacemaker does not shock. I am terrified of using my vacuum cleaner. I don't understand why this happened?

Thanks,
Tina

Posted by dfnx2 on 2013-10-10 23:41. 2 comments. 339 reads
 
i want a welding coat and a price. 2x size. i really need to know if they work also. gonna have a pacemake real soon and i love to weld as a hobby.. thankx.
tom...



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