battery life

I have to keep the donut magnet on till I can get into the Doctor. This is keeping my heart rate at 100 bpm. Will this drain my battery? Also keeping the magnet on, does this interfere with information being recorded on my pacer during this time? I have a Boston Scientific and am pacer dependent. Will it cause R & T phenomienon or other issues to my heart.?



by Tracey_E - 2018-11-11 14:45:37

As long as it's short term it shouldn't have any appreciable impact on either the battery life or your heart. I assume they have a good reason for telling you to do that that would outweigh any potential negatives.

Makes no sense

by donr - 2018-11-11 19:28:31



well yes why would be the question

by jessie - 2018-11-11 21:16:51



by Tracey_E - 2018-11-11 21:55:13

When I got my first device, I was sent home with a magnet and told if it ever malfunctioned, put the magnet over it until I could get to the ER and it would pace at a steady rate and keep me safe, basically manually put it in EOL mode. I've never had reason to do that, and this is the first I've heard of anyone needing to do it, so I'm curious to hear why! My magnet is in the junk drawer in the kitchen, buried under about a 100 paper clips that are stuck to it. I've only used it once, we were trying to pinpoint some episodes on #3 and they had me swipe the magnet over the box when it happened, said it would work like a bookmark in the interrogation report. 

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