Best Pacemaker

I am about to get a pacemaker in two days at 83 years old. I'd like to know if anyone has had experience with pacemakers and antique automobile unshielded ignition systems. 

This is a new experience and I don't know what to expect.

Thanks,

Al


3 Comments

best pacemaker

by new to pace.... - 2024-01-31 14:16:17

Sorry cannot help you with your question. All i know is  to keep your pacmaker  6 inches away from anything with a magnetic in it.

While you are waiting for someone with more knowledge.  You might use the search box above.  Click on what looks like a magnifying glass next to the log out.  Put your quesion in the search box.

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antique automobile unshielded ignition systems

by Good Dog - 2024-01-31 16:59:21

Welcome to the club! Glad you found us. I am sorry that I know nothing about antique automobile unshielded ignition systems. However, I have attached a link (below) that may give you the info you are looking for. It has a download link to a list of equipment and the associated danger. It is published by Medtronic, but good for any device regardless of manufacturer. I have to tell you that these devices are pretty bullet-proof. I have had mine for 35+ years and worked around almost every potential magnetic field out there from 11,000 volt synchronus motors to turbine generators to chain saws and never a problem. I suppose that there are some serious dangers out there (i.e. standing next to an active MRI), but anything that would do any serious damage; few and far between. Generally, the manufacturer tells you that if you encounter a field that negatively impacts the device; simply back away from it. Generally, all that a magnetic field will do is activate the magnet rate and pace you at a constant 85 bpm in which case you might feel weird. I suppose that could be a problem if you are walking a tightrope over the Grand Canyon. Anyway, here is the link:

https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/electromagnetic-guide.html

Again, welcome! and Best wishes.......

Dave

Good advice

by piglet22 - 2024-02-01 07:15:48

Good advice from Good Dog.

Don't spend a lot of time worrying about every little thing that might go wrong.

I suspect that your vehicle ignition system might be more of a nuisance to your neighbours AM radio than anything else.

Quite a few people here carry on doing their work or sometimes hazardous hobbies or sports with no reported ill effects.

I tinker around with all things electrical and electronic. I get the occasional 240-V AC tingle and am currently experimenting with converting single phase AC motors to run on DC using a hefty transformer and bridge rectifier. Apart from the loose wiring, I don't give it a second thought.

In fact, most of the uncomfortable moments with a pacemaker are during the checkups or alterations when someone decides to speed you up or slow you down

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