I beeped!

This morning I was abruptly awakened by a LOUD beeping noise coming from my ICD! It took me only a moment to realize my smart watch was the culprit. Not the watch itself, the magnetic band! Apparently I got it too close to my device and poor R2D2 wasn't happy. My guy wasn't very happy either, it beeps very loud and scared him half to death. It's not funny... but kinda funny. 

So if you have an ICD and wonder about what it does with magnets, well... there you have it. From what I read, it won't reset your device or hurt anything as long as you immediately remove the source of the problem. To be on the safe side, I recorded the event on my monitor right away, as my monitor is in the living room, not next to my bed. (Due to lack of cell signal on that side of the house.) 

Anyone else have a funny beep story? 


2 Comments

That's funny!

by R2D2 - 2023-12-20 23:08:09

Angry Sparrow, it's good to have a sense of humor; my first thought when I realized where the noise was coming from and I wasn't scared was, "I've got one heck of a built in alarm system!" 

 

News to me!

by Gramzo - 2023-12-23 17:37:58

I didn't know they beeped for things like that!  Good to know!  I've found this group much more helpful on what to expect from my ICD and AVNode ablation than my EP's staff is.

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