Pacer and walker

Just wanted to find out if anyone else had this experience.  For several weeks I’ve been pushing a walker due to arthritic knees.  I can actually walk just fine; the walker helps me get around more confidently.  A few days ago I was  visiting my husband at a really large hospital.  While I was walking with his entourage who were moving him to a new room, we stopped to wait for an elevator.  It was then that I felt light-headed and “funny.”  At first I thought I was just out of shape and not used to walking a long distance.  It happened again when I left the hospital.  Very bad feeling.  I honestly don’t believe I’m that unfit.  I really think it’s the pacemaker.  The walker tends to build up quite a bit of static electricity, but I’m not sure that’s it.  After the second experience, I pushed it with only my right hand on it.  I managed to get to the car, but I’m not going to use the walker anymore for lengthy walks.  Does anyone have a similar experience,  maybe even with a shopping cart?  My pacer implant took place on December 28.


it's not the walker

by Tracey_E - 2019-02-09 22:08:43

Nothing about the walker or static electricity can have effect on the pacer. Tell your doctor what day/time it happened, see if they can figure it out from the interrogation report. Sometimes our settings need fine tuned once we've had it for a bit. 

static electricity

by dwelch - 2019-02-12 01:43:50

static electricity  does not affect your pacer.  could be any number of things of which many of them have nothing to do with the pacer.  As Tracey E pointed out if there was a heart event they may have caught it in the device and can check the logs during your next visit.


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