Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Audio / stereo

My PM seem to pound in my chest when listening to music. 

Does anyone have interference with the heavy bass an audio component system?  Thank you.  

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Drones

I have just recently brought a Phantom 3 drone and want to know if there could be any possible reactions or interferences while using it.?

Rogga

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Can i visit a silicon plant?

Has anyone ever visited a silicon plant?  I work in an aluminium smelter and I have not been able to go into the plant since I had my pm fitted.  I want to viist a silicon plant but note part of the process involves electric current to produce an arc.    "A typical batch contains 1000 lb (453 kg) each of gravel and chips, and 550 lb (250 kg) of coal. The lid of the furnace, which contains electrodes, is placed into position. Electric current is passed...

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Pacemaker & Sports watch heart rate function

I had a 2 lead pacemaker fitted on 23rd January 2017 age 70.

I have competed in Running events, Duathlons, Triathlons a few times a year since my late forties. About 6 years ago I started  getting "light headed feelings briefly" when excercising. I ad a series of heart tests which ended in being told, "Anyone who can stay on the treadmill for over 14mins at my age has no problems". However I reduced my exercise but found the frequency of my feelings increased wh...

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Pacemaker Interference From People Who Stop Watches

So....just connected via phone with a girlfriend from long ago. She wants to visit and

having heard I have a pacemaker, wanted to know.....since she's one of those people on whom every watch she ever tries to wear stops within minutes.........is it possible she'd influence my pacemaker if she put her head on my chest?

     I've read sites with people with this issue, and the cause is not clear, but there seem to be lots of theories about some people'...

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Tattoo

I have had my pm for two months now and was thinking of having my tattoo continued after stopping while healing from my implant, on my 2 month check I asked if this was ok and the nurse had no idea or information, has anyone had any experiences with this, it's on the bottom inside of my left arm any info greatly appreciated πŸ™πŸ»

 

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Power Lines?

Hi all...I still do not have a PM, but the idea is not off the table. I do find myself still searching for "why" this a-fib/flutter decided to land on me at the age of 44. Along with mild CHF and secondary pulmonary hypertension following a mini-maze procedure....which didn't cure the fib/flutter.  I just re-read my bio and see I need to add 3 more cardioversions since April of this year, brininging my total to 23/24. Losing track, ha! Almost everyone I know asks me wh...

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Pacemakers and alarm systems

Hi everyone, a newbie here. But I am so worried I am looking for any advice available.

One month ago I was purchasing a new motorbike, a Kawasaki GTR1400 (Concours 14 in the US) as I had had an earlier bike stolen I was determined to make my new purchase as theft proof as possible.

I was delighted to find that Kawasaki had installed their own alarm / immobiliser known as KIPASS.

However after some extensive reading regarding this system I find that a warning is listed regard...

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Vibration

Selwin, , Thank you so much for your response. This is the 2 Nad Day that it is vibrating. I called Medtronic but they said they were not allowed to give out any medical info. The Rep at the doctors office said he had never heard of this occurring with the Medtronic devices. I will schedule an appointment with the cardiologist, my only concern was if this was perhaps a normal occurrence. Thank you again😊😊😊

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Samsung gear VR glasses

I have a Medtronic sure scan mri compatible pacer.  I just got Samsung vr gear glasses for my birthday.  Should I expect interference or symptoms using them?

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Loud bass

I love loud bass! I have a"system" in three vehicles, one of which is very "boomy"! What interference if any should i expect?

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Plane Engine

This may seem to be a bizarre question, but I am an airline employee that had a crt-d implanted 4 weeks ago. I am still on medical leave and a coworker called me asking the following question. As an agent, we drive the jet bridge to the aircraft and the engines are running while we are waiting for clearance to proceed. Will this be safe for my pacemaker? I also need to be able to lift 70 pounds. Are we able to do these two functions safely? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. As always...

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Pacemakers and hearing aids

My husband is being fitted for new hearing aids. The one recommended has a streamer with an electromagnetic wire hanging around you neck. Does anyone currently use  a hearing aid with a streamer and have you had any problems with using.  The hearing aid recommended is a Phonak model Audeo B90-R.

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Recommendation for Bathroom Scale

I am shopping for accurate Bath Room Scale that will not interfer with my PaceMaker. I went to Bath and Beyond Store and looked at few models . Most the scale have displayed a warning i,e "Do not use if you have PaceMaker or Heart Device."

I appreciate any one may recommend a Bath Room Scale simple ,plain and 400 lb capacity (Model and Brand) that will not interfere with my PaceMaker.

 

Thank you

Allen Robay

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Invisiblefence for pets

Hi....I've read there should be no problem with these....I've just had the wire put around my garden and am carrying my cat and also walking her on a lead to train her. Is it my imagination and nervousness but when I do this I start burping (although heart feels fine?) and feeling lump in chest? I used to have a lot of burping with my missed beats before I had pacemaker fitted for heart block...any thoughts before I phone doc and send report through the phone lines?? Thanx

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PM interaction with shop power tools

I have a new BIOTRONIK PM with their MRI compatible system.  All my life I have used power tools in my basement shop:  Hammer drills, conventional drills, Dremels, circular saws, jig saws, soldering guns, circular buffers, sanders and others tools that don't come to mind at the moment.  What is going to happen when I use these now?

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Pacemaker and Drag Racing

I'm going to a  NHRA drag racing event next week and this is my first race since my implant. Ive always like to get up close to the nitro cars and feel the horsepower.  Has anyone else gotten up close to a 10,000 horsepower nitro car WITHOUT any pacemaker problems ?  Thanks 

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rc model aircraft flying and ICD???

Good morning: I am waiting for my ICD implantation. I practice model aircraft flying  (rc controlled).

Any colleagues practices this hobby or know about any problems having an ICD?. The frecuency of the transmiter is 2.4 MHZ and the power around 0.5 w. 

I`ll be very grateful for your experiences.

Thank you.

Roberto.

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Chiropractor's machines and full body xrays

Are there any machines like the body water massager that will harm my Defibrillator?  My new Chiropractor uses severl machines and warming tables as well as full body xrays.  Should I avoid any si my ICD is not damaged?

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Electric Fence/ICD

Does anyone know if touching an electric fence can trigger a shock from a defibrillator?  I have gotten plenty of shocks from fences in the past, but not since recieving my ICD.  Was working (weedwacking) near the fence today, and suddenly, fell on my butt.  I thought I stepped in a hole, but there was no hole there.  Thought maybe I touched the fence.  Something similar happened last summer while working on the (live) fence.  I have had my ICD (Medtronic) for tw...

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