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Posted by Pandabear on 2014-09-11 06:12. 3 comments. 543 reads
 
I live in Alaska. It gets very cold here sometimes. I'm curious how cold is to cold? -20, -40? It's been as cold as -80! I don't leave the warm house at that temp if I can help it but what if I need to help bring in wood? I know my body keeps the pacemaker warm but it's close to the skin and I just don't know the parameters .

Posted by hjewest on 2014-09-01 23:02. 8 comments. 767 reads
 
Can anyone give me advise if it is worth buying a PM alert unit i.e.Osun detecting magnetic fields etc ? Or is it throwing away money...

Posted by Kajira on 2014-08-30 05:47. 4 comments. 765 reads
 
Does anyone know if using an Ultrasound room humidifier or vaporizer will interfere with my Medtronic pacemaker?
I have Asthma and the room air gets too dry in the winter when the heat is on...So I bought this device (without reading the small print! LOL) Apparently it heats the water to make the steam with ultrasound! hummmm.

Posted by Sandy59 on 2014-08-28 13:47. 6 comments. 528 reads
 
I had my PM fitted in July 14 and I work where EMF may be present. On the opening page I see that Osun advertise there EFM meter. Does anynone have one and doesit work?

Posted by KeelyLatterner on 2014-08-22 21:40. 6 comments. 1276 reads
 
I am a newly battery operated (about 7 days now) and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is okay to use a massage chair when you have a pacer???? We have one that sits in our living room chair and is electric (with heat controls as well). I haven't been able to find this anywhere in my magic pacemaker booklet. Any opinions or suggestions are welcome- thank you!

Posted by Xzk on 2014-08-10 18:28. 1 comments. 670 reads
 
I was wondering if there is a conflict with the Medtronic pacemaker and using a Far Infrared mattress. Suffering from major arthritis and was hoping for a little relief from chronic pain.

The mattress will be plugged into a 120v, and the infrared mattress is underneath the regular mattress pad. There is also a layer that protects from EMF. The infrared emits very low levels, especially at a 0 setting which will have most often.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

PS I guess I can contact Medtronic with this question, too.

Posted by nato on 2014-08-03 12:05. 4 comments. 821 reads
 
Hi All,

What effect does dental equipment equipment has on pacemakers?

Appreciate your response...

Posted by lizzie on 2014-08-02 13:07. 7 comments. 703 reads
 
Does anyone have any problems using wireless dongles etc when 100% pacing. I want to watch my smart TV with streamlined videos but unsure if its safe.

Posted by maheswari on 2014-07-30 14:55. 5 comments. 708 reads
 
My mom is 89 years old and has been wearing a Pace Maker since May/2013. She wants to visit my brother which is 23 hours flight in total. She is in good health. Will flying in plane interfere with the pace make. Does the screaming sound when the plane takes off interfere with her pace maker.

Posted by foxy on 2014-07-13 23:06. 5 comments. 814 reads
 
Hello every one, I need your comments again, I am very sensitive to cell phone lap tops and wireless routers. my challenge is that I have to trouble to Panama in 2 weeks and know that most planes have hot spots, passengers will be using their devices. I am concerned how this will affect me. I am wondering if the voltage can be lowered.

Posted by Dyffryn on 2014-07-02 17:10. 4 comments. 1235 reads
 
I have just had my third PM replacement, a Biotronik Evia DR-T with a home monitoring transmitter. My car is a Nissan Qashqai which has a keyless system and I note in the handbook that drivers/passengers who have pacemakers fitted are advised to consult the PM manufacturers before using the vehicle. I emailed Biotronik in Germany and received a reply within the hour, the following is their reply which may assist other PM patients

Dear Sir,
The electromagnetic fields generated by smart key systems are not strong enough to interfere with our implants. Some car manufacturers recommend to keep a safety distance of approx. 15 inches between an implanted pacemaker and the antennas of the smart entry system. Please consult the car...


Posted by foxy on 2014-06-10 12:01. 4 comments. 928 reads
 
Hi every one, thanks for all your advice and comments and need your help again. . I have just had the new Fibre Optic cables aplied in my home, and from the time I entered the house I felt a discomfort in my chest and tinglings in my fingers and left arm.I was forced to turn the complete modem off.
the technician returned and disconnected the WIFI and reconnected my previous wifi. That did not work, I felt the same and turned the internet box of completely.

my question is, does fiber optic cables and wifi affect Pace Maker devices? and what can I do? please give urgent replys as I don't know what to do next. Regards Foxy.

Posted by shoots on 2014-06-08 14:48. 6 comments. 1436 reads
 
Hi, I am new to the club and am not sure how to search for messages about keyless entry/ignition systems and their possible interference with pacemakers. I may soon ride as a passenger in a Lexus Hybrid and someone told me there may be an issue with my pacemaker. An old article from the manufacturer (Boston Scientific) says no reported issues but there are no guarantees! I intend to go over this with my doc but thought I would ask you guys too! Thanks.

Posted by pamage on 2014-05-23 15:29. 8 comments. 1074 reads
 
I have a few handbags / purses with magnetic fasteners and had no problem with interference to my pacemaker I purchased a bag today that has a message inside which says "contains magnets and not suitable for customers with powered medical implants ????? they are just press stud style fasteners

Posted by indaloman on 2014-04-29 14:02. 9 comments. 968 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. 1521 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. 858 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. 2 comments. 715 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. 1834 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. 1629 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...




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