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Posted by golden_snitch on 2013-03-13 04:09. 1 comments. 540 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. 829 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. 778 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. 626 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. 870 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. 3271 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. 325 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. 384 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. 1297 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?



Posted by myrosie on 2013-02-01 20:47. 6 comments. 666 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. 606 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. 469 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. 726 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. 924 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. 650 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. 352 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. 459 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. 870 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. 919 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. 456 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??



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