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Posted by myrosie on 2013-02-01 20:47. 6 comments. 627 reads
 
I know they told me that my PM is MRI compatable but I just could not go through with it, I cancelled my appointment. Has anyone had a MRI post PM.

Posted by kathykat11 on 2013-01-22 00:23. 12 comments. 588 reads
 
My daughters instructor in psych, a medical doctor is advocating for Ionic detox and says it works the sites I went to have lots of anecdotal info but also says people with pacemakers can't use the treatment. I think it is hokum but I have been wrong a time or 2 in my life. what do you people think and is it really dangerous to people with pacers? I have beeen neglecting you guys on here. i am pooped all the time and it always gets worse in winter since I am solar powered like the energizer bunny. other than being pooped, fat, and unemplyed although on disability. i am relatively Okay.
Thanks for any input on the subject especially. from Frank if he is still active here.
KathyKat11

Posted by bottle on 2013-01-11 13:09. 3 comments. 434 reads
 
hi folks has anyone had the experience of sleeping in an electrically controlled bed i have found my sleep disrupted since i have had one turned it off today and had best sleep for ages can anyone tell me if they have had the same experience ive had pm for 5 months now and greatly improved. love to all

Posted by billaten on 2013-01-07 01:31. 5 comments. 662 reads
 
Hello,
I have a question about returning to my position at work as a forklift and conveyor service mechanic. I have a Boston Sci/Guidant ICD. I work on 24 and 36V AC and DC motors, and
480V conveyor motors. Does anyone know if it is safe to return to this type of work?
Thank you.
Bill

Posted by tdm5032c on 2013-01-05 17:23. 5 comments. 763 reads
 
Hello everyone. This is my first post on here. I am 39 years old and I received my St Jude pacemaker on December 18 of 2012, only a few weeks ago. I have had two open heart surgeries in my life, the latest one was 4 years ago to replace the mitral valve. My cardiologist said that the scar tissue from my previous surgeries is what started to interupt the electrical signals in my heart. I had an average heart rate of 43 two days before my surgery. It would drop below 30 several times at night along with an irregular heart beat sometimes.
Anyway, I am a wind turbine mechanic and have been for the last five years. I talked to my cardiologist about my job and he said the electrical interfence shouldn't be a problem as long as the turbin...


Posted by NettieM on 2012-12-29 11:59. 5 comments. 609 reads
 
Hi, just thought I'd share my amusement today that I managed to set off the door security alarm as I past through. It's never happened before and I didn't have a problem with the staff - but just found it amusing that I can do this ;-) Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best.

Posted by v.moneti on 2012-12-28 12:46. 2 comments. 328 reads
 
buonasera. ho da poco tempo un pacemaker metronic,vorrei sapere se posso portare , il mio cardiofreguenzimetro (polar) grazie valerio.

Posted by rrs006 on 2012-12-17 15:09. 6 comments. 424 reads
 
I really enjoy working in my lawn and garage on various projects. I was wondering if anyone has experienced any problems working with power equipment? Lawn equipment, backpac blowers, weedeaters and auto shop equipment including welders. Hoping to be able to do this type of work in retirement.

Posted by Tac on 2012-12-16 12:36. 6 comments. 676 reads
 
I would like to use a stun baton for personal protection. Any thoughts on using it with a PM?

Posted by jdfugatini on 2012-12-16 11:41. 14 comments. 868 reads
 
When I go through the airport the TSA team tells me that I can go through the scanners without any side effects on my Medtronics Adapta. To which I reply 'The TSA site doesn't say that.' Do other pacemaker users go through the TSA metal detectors and Short wave scatter Xray screening machines?

It seems that the me that the TSA scatter xray machine picks up anomalies into the body where my PM is located. I would be pulled aside for hand check anyway.

Thanks!

Posted by Cprice on 2012-12-16 11:31. 2 comments. 424 reads
 
Does anyone know if it's ok to use a clip on bluetooth helmet head set for a garmin zumo 660 motorbike satnav please??

Posted by bobas on 2012-12-16 08:20. 1 comments. 300 reads
 

I am wondering if other have seem this video and what steps are being consider into the furture?

http://www.ted.com/talks/avi_rubin_all_your_devices_can_be_hacked.html

Bob

Posted by Annielu on 2012-12-15 16:13. 3 comments. 377 reads
 
I have a Medtronic Pacemaker. Recently I was sent an email about Heart Rescue Project and Save-A-Life Simulators. After watching the video I was wondering how it would affect someone with a pacemaker and if it was safe to use on use wired folk?

Posted by MOMOF2MIRACLES on 2012-12-04 01:51. 4 comments. 778 reads
 
Hi, I am 39 and just received my 4th pacemaker in June. I had knee surgery and a left shoulder manipulation in October and want to use a Tens unit but everyone is afraid. The pacemaker is in the left also. I am having a hard time in physical therapy and I hoped to use it for some pain relief. Since it's new and an on demand pacemaker, shouldn't it be OK?

Posted by Indikat on 2012-11-28 04:17. 3 comments. 596 reads
 
Hi Everyone,
I walked passed the apple store which just opened , enormous place and I had this unusual pain like whack on the left side where my pacemaker is.

All that separated me from the store was huge glass windows and lots and lots of computers .
After feeling a little funny not thinking anything , I kept walking and then thought that was strange and also I became a bit wobbly on the legs.
Even now at home I feel weak, tired like I was void of all energy.

Not sure whether it was the whack in the chest that triggered me off something near all the computers.
Any ideas??? Or it was not related.

Thanks appreciate any comments.
I know once when I held a bag of magnets in my hand in...


Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2012-11-14 12:01. 7 comments. 1215 reads
 
Hello Everyone !!
I have not posted in awhile, I hope everyone is doing great. Its getting so cold up north. Does anyone use an electric blanket with a pacemaker ???

Posted by Biggs 206 on 2012-11-04 01:40. 3 comments. 571 reads
 
Hello ,i have an aicd,defibulator medtronic. implanted on 10/14/2012 half my job duties require me to work in subsation yards with voltage up to 240K volts ,I do inspection, and operate switches , as well as racking in and out of breakers 26kv..
i am thinking of having the medtronic tech., meet with my job to walk the yards and work areas to see if the interferences from EM fields will have my device treating me when not needed. (is that a good ideal, or should i just go for it )
i heard its like getting kicked in chest by a Horse?
there is a chance that i could be transferd . But i really like the job and dont want to leave my work group

Posted by marye on 2012-10-30 12:43. 0 comments. 373 reads
 

Has anyone had any problems with pacemakers when using those electric fireplace type space heaters? We just purchased one that had a warning with it. We have one of another brand and used it all last winter. I really did'nt feel well but just had had my pacemaker replaced. I have a lot of pounding heartbeat since we turned the old one on this fall.Any thoughts on this please?

Posted by donr on 2012-10-24 20:29. 1 comments. 422 reads
 
Look about ten-12 posts down for post by pmredhead - same title as mine. My original post on the subj is almost off the page now. Redhead's post has all the original links I posted if newcomers to this subj are interested.

This new link is to an article in an electronics magazine about safetyu & security of medical devices & hospitals in general. For those interested, it's a good read. BTW: it was prompted by Barnaby Jack's original presentation in Melbourne.

I rec'd it from a known associate in the electro-optics business in Connecticut.

http://www.ecnmag.com/articles/2012/10/pacemaker-capable-mass-murder?et_cid=2912762&et_rid=45537168&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ecnmag.com%2farticles%2f2012%2f10%2fpacema...


Posted by corazon on 2012-10-22 11:24. 2 comments. 405 reads
 
Does anyone know if an electrical message chair can be used if you have a pacemaker. I searched the internet and there are conflicting opinions on this. My electric messager has a roller and a shiatzu feature but no vibrations.



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