Electric Blanket? Yes or No?
- by GMan
- 2009-11-03 08:11:44
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- 4 comments
Any users out there?
by Carolyn65 - 2009-11-03 01:11:38
I am very cold natured & have been all my life. Have used an electric blanket for years & years. I had PM on 10/2/09 & use my electric blanket all the time. Any temp. below 58 & I turn the blanket on low. I have not had any problems with my PM/electric blanket. I too have a Boston Scientific PM, have not read my book good, but I have not had any problems re: blanket.
IF you think you may have problems, I would just have the electric blanket cover only the portion of your body where the PM implant is not. My PM is right below my left clavical, so IF I had any doubt, I would bring the blanket only up to my lower chest.
Have a great day & week & stay warm, Carolyn G. in Central TEXAS ~ GO UT LONGHORNS ( :
by dottodot - 2009-11-03 02:11:00
I have a Medtronic Adapta dual lead and have used my electric blanket frequently. My booklet says electric blankets are fine. dottodot
by Bill-2 - 2009-11-03 09:11:47
Yes, Been using one since before I got a pacemaker and never stopped. It was not on my list of things to avoid.
You know you're wired when...
Friends call you the bionic woman.
I'm 43 and have had my pacemaker four weeks today. I'm looking forward to living another 50 years and this marvelous device inside me will help me do that.
i can't use it
by mereiriz - 2009-11-03 01:11:00
Well, I have a Boston Scientific pacemaker since March and in the book they gave me it says specifically to avoid electric blankets. I think you should check the literature of your specific device to know for sure. Maybe that depends on the make and model.