Most Recent Messages in Interferences

flying

First time flying commercial since I got my pacemaker 14 months ago....anything I should know before hand?   I know I need to let them know, I have my card handy...anything else?

 

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Pacemaker Interference when driving Suzuki Grand Vitara

Has anyone ever experienced pacemaker interference when driving the Suzuki Grand Vitara?

At home, on exertion, I would sweat badly, become exhausted and breathless. Angina.

Prior to pacemaker, I suffered syncope, my pulse kept falling below 30bpm.

So it was set to 60bpm.

Cardiology unlocked something to allow my heart rate to increase thus providing increased oxygenation to limbs etc.

As soo as I turn the engine on, my pacemaker goes haywire causing flutters in m...

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Noise cancelling earphones

I live in the tropics and use a lot of blue tooth devices....speakers, smart watch, iPad, etc. and noise cancelling headphones. I use the headphones daily during rainy season otherwise I can’t hear music or a movie because of the rain on my tin roof. 

Is there a problem with Bluetooth devices? Plus I just bought a new microwave before being told I need a pm for SSS.

I’m sure this has been answered a million times but as a newbie, I’m confused about what I he...

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Tiny magnets on cpap mask

New cpap mask has 2 magnet less in size thn 1 cent coin. Is this safe to use with pacemaker (not a MRI one)..am trialling one, not bought yet

 

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Tanning Facilities

I am the recipient of a dual chamber PM just 5 weeks tomorrow.  I understand that I can never utilize a tanning booth again, but my question is, can I utilize a tanning bed just for my legs only?  If my body is outside of the tanning bed from waist up, is tanning just the legs okay?

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Work environment

Does anyone in the pacemaker club work at water or treatment plant facility as a maintenance tech? I was curious how you navigate certain areas, new work habits, and restrictions... Thanks 

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Apple Watch ECG

I have Medtronic EN1DR01 pacemaker implanted and am trying to use Apple Watch 4 ECG app. It starts to count down from 30 to 29 and restarts repeatedly back to 30. The app itself is ok - I tested it on my wife’s hand and her ECG result got recorded. This means the problem is with having pacemaker implanted. Anyone had similar problems?

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Earbuds

I received an ICD ten days ago.  Can I use regular plain ear buds without interference?  Thank you.

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Cardiac event recorder

I have recently been given a cardiac event recorder for a 7 day observation of arrythmias that I experience despite having a St Jude dual chamber pacemaker. Since being wired up to this new device my resting pulse rate has consistently recorded 80 bpm. My pacemaker was set at 55 bpm as a minimum and has been consistent at that level when I am resting for more than 6 months. Interestingly I have not experienced any arrythmias although my heart rate now is 25 bpm more than the original set...

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Odd Pacing?

So.... brand new Pacemaker 4/11/19, 41yo F, decent health. I had “odd” palpitations when I was in the hospital recovering; upon monitoring, they told me it was normal. The 2 Hour drive to my mothers house – I kept having palpitations & later figured out after reading the booklet that it was probably because I was wearing a Bluetooth headset/necklace jobbie, the L side no further than 1” from my incision!

 

Aside from that, I have been careful...

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test mode?

About 2 months ago I was checking online with my laptop which of course I put on my chest totally forgetting I had a PM I started to get that strange feeling( when they slow your HR down during testing) realized my mistake and moved my laptop immediatly which was fine, now here i am two months later and still get that test mode feeling lasting upto 2 or so days my HR isn't slow however as i've tested it during these episodes BP is fine and pulse is around 70 BPM so I'm stumped. I...

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Ultra Sound

Hi all I am wondering if it is okay to have ultra sound cleaning to my teeth or will it affect my two lead pacemaker as any one had this procedure done thanks in advance

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Pacemaker and car remote not locking?

Hi all. I have a Dual lead pm, 2,5 yrs already. Is it possible that a car remote can jam, meaning not lock due to my pacemaker? Do my pm signals jam the remote? Car beeps and says “Key not detected”.... and I changed the batteries of both the remotes but still it happens when I try locking the car. Weird. It only happens with me, but no one else that drives the car. Sounds crazy hey. Anyone else experience it? 😊

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Airport metal detectors

I travel a lot. Often 3-4 airports a week and once a month outside the country. I've got an ICD/pacemaker and I'm paced about 95% of the time. 

For the first few months I was very diligent at showing my card and waiting to go through the back-scatter machines or get the pat down service at the security checks.

But then one day, I decided to walk through the upright to see what would happen... would I set it off? would my pacing stop? Would it shock me?  I closed...

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Concerts

Has anybody had a problem at a concert sittong to close to speakers 

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Pacemakers and electromagnetic fields and interference

 Hi everyone! New to this club and to pacemaker equipment as of January 29th, 2019. Wondering if anyone out there is a Mechanic or a Welder that also has a pacemaker and how it has changed their work place day to day stuff. Things that could affect the pacemaker operation, what to avoid and what to do to protect so can do normal routine of job. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I enjoy my work and want to continue it.

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Diagnostic scales and ICD

I asked my cardiologist today about electronic diagnostic scales and ICD and insisted for a straight answer. Here is what I get: "Better not."

 

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Diagnostic scales and ICD

I'm thinking of getting a diagnostic scale to check my body water.

Is it safe with my ICD?

 

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Earbuds and ICD

I'm thinking of getting wifi earbuds to use in my walks.

Is it safe to use with my ICD?

 

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Apple Watch or Fitbit

I had a PM installed 3/4/19 and have some questions about wearing an Apple Watch or Fitbit for self-monitoring and general travel. Obviously I do not have a clear understanding how this all works. 

1. Will the devices interfere with my PM?

2. If not, which one offers the best information?

3. Do I carry my Merlin Transmitter with me when I stay in a motel?

4. How am I monitored during the day when I am outside, shopping, or riding in a car?

Thank you for...

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.