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Smart Watches

Hello  can anyone tell me if it is safe to wear a smartwatch with a pacemaker.

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Magnets on name tags

I have a name tag which has a very powerful magnet to keep the name tag on my person. The magnet even has a warning to keep it away from a pacemaker.  Is it safe to wear the name tag on the right side of my chest, the PM is of course high up on the left side.?

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Fit Bit Versa 2

Has anyone had a problem with the Fit Bit Versa 2 and their pacemaker.  I saw a warning with it

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Radio Frequency Facial

Evening,

I have booked a Radio Frequency facial and just discovered that apparently RF interfers with the pacemaker.

I am struggling to understand why a RF wand on my face will interfere with the PM?  This is not a super strong RF as it is a beauty treatment.

Anyone had any experience of this?

Thanks

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Quick question .....

I am having a precautionary nuclear ☢️ stress test .

not really because of symptoms and mostly because I think it makes sense (I've also met my deductible this year ) as I have had artery issues in the past. 

ive had several tests before .... I know the radioactive tracer stuff is harmless or at least low risk .

what about the camera they use ? I think it's a gamma camera?  Any concerns there for a pacemaker implanted patient ? 
 

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New pacemaker visit it Disney world

Has anyone uses the Disney bracelets.  Do they interfere with the pacemaker  ?

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Airport scanners and more

Although my cardiologist warned me not to go through the scanners at airports or have prolonged contact with microwave ovens or certain other electronic equipment, I´ve been wondering if there are other devices I might come in contact that might not occur to me as being harmful. Obviously I´m not going into the innards of nuclear reactors or hanging out near high-tension electric generators, but are there machines a person might occasionally, or even rarely, come in contact with t...

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Ford c_max

My new car is a 2016 Ford C-Max and it is powered by both gas and battery.  Will this have any impact on my pacemaker

 

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Induction cooking

Earlier today I ordered  an induction cook top. Its a single unit for one pot pan, etc. After it arrived this evening there was a warning about pacemakers. Now with Doctors offices closed & medtronic only open to emergency calls I have no way to cook other than a microwave until Monday.

Does anyone here know if its safe to use near induction?  I know mine is safe for MRI's and I have been breifly near induction before. Had I have know about induction possibly interferi...

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Breast implants

Can I get breast implants with a pacemaker ? 

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EMF protection

 I was looking online See if there’s any type of protection I could wear when working around electromagnetic fields does anybody know anything this is all very new to me

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Fitbit

Does a Fibit monitor interfere with the pacemaker?

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Sleep Number bed

We bought a SleepNumber Flexfit 360 bed & the mattress is attached to the base with magnets.  

I'm now being told that I'm going to need a pacemaker...does anyone know if those magnets will interfere? If so, is there any trick to block the magnetic field?

I don't want to get rid of my bed, it was extremely expensive & it's the first bed that's allowed me to rest because of my back issues. 

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Pacemakers Safety query

Is it possible/desirable to use an electric overblanket with a duvet with a pacemaker fitted

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Welding?

Hello, New Member Here...

Just wondering if there are any members that were or are still welding.

As in Mig, Tig, Stick, or using a Plasma Torch.

I know the CYA answer is Noo.

But I'm just wondering if anyone has worked it out?

Thanks!

PS, Does anyone else get a strong desire to sit or stand when using the

remote garage door opener?

 

 

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Pacemaker

I bumped my pacemaker yesterday while hugging a friend and it hurt.  Now the site and everything around it hurts.  If I damaged the leads or anything how would I know?  And how much tylenol can I take for the pain?  I just received this 6 weeks ago so I'm totally new at this.  My arm pit hurts in the crease by my shoulder.  Is that normal too?  This is all new to me and pain is bad.  Will it get better or should i go to the urgent care?  I'...

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LIght Therapy Treatment for Psoriasis

At about the time my pacemaker was implanted, I developed a bad flare of psoriasis on my legs and arms. The dermatologist has prescribed UVB Light Therapy 3 times a week - approximately 10 seconds of light per treatment. I know this light is far more intense than a standard tanning bed. Has anyone had experience with this? The dermatologist says that there is no interference between the pacemaker and the therapy, but I'm always a bit skeptical when one specialist talks about how her/...

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Re Welding Safety tip for pacemaker wearers

I have for many years wanted to be able to weld again, well i am now 63 and have had a Medtronic pacemaker for 10 years and about ready for a replacement, 3 days prior to my last check i decided to make a sheild out of 7lb lead sheet and strapped this in place over my pacer with elasticated strapping, although i was only welding aroung 90 amps i felt no issues at all and was even more pleased to find a few days later whilst having my pacing check that there were no deviations or interuptions...

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Metal Detecting

Does anyone use a metal detector with their pacemaker? If so what cautions and types and if doctors approve these days.

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Electromagnetic Interferences Radar guns

I’m.a golfer so I purchased a launch monitor. It is equipped with a radar gun to provide golf club and ball speeds. 

The exact warning on the instructions is  ...consult with device manufacturer or physician regarding the possibility of the PM being affected by radio waves (electromagnetic interference).

In previous posts, I read where radar guns are safe around PM if over 5 feet away. The device is to be placed 5’ in back of the golf ball. So I should be a l...

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