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Electrical Room

Hi all,

Just looking ahead and wondering how I would check the "magnetism" of a room. I work in an industrial processing plant that has an electrical room where the main and secondary controls are. There are other electrical banks and panels in there along with control charts that I change on a daily basis. I'd like to find out this info in case I end up getting a pm. 

Inside the facility there are large pieces of equipment powered by large motors some...

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Irregular BMP

My Medtronic device was replaced sept17 from dual to a single chamber. Since May I have been experiencing up to 170 BPM to a low of 35. My pacemaker is set to 60 as resting. These irregularities seem to happen mostly early morning around 4:00 a.m. until perhaps 10:00. the rest of the day is relatively normal.

With the dual chamber things ran smoothly but a resulting infection necessitated the total removal and replacement.

My meds are Bisoprolol 5mg and this week started taking El...

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welding

anyone on this site weld with having an implant? ive had my defibulator since 2012 and havent welded since. really would love to start making my own repairs again. thanks

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Fork lifts

So been thinking about getting my forklift operators license. However I am worried that there could be issues driving one. I am 100% paced but have 3rd degree av block. I am about to be 30 I .Good health besides the pacemaker

 

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Generator

So where I work they use generators. Anyone know if that would affect my pacemaker? Not 100% paced and have 3rd degree ac block.

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Wired vs wireless headphones

I have wireless surround headphones for my pc and ps4. Both trip my pacemaker and put me into asynchronous test mode.  Makes me feel yucky.  My wired surround headphones and my PS virtual reality visor with headphones doesn't affect me at all because they're wired.  Why is that and would all wired headphones be safe to use?

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pacemaker implant

My implant was done in March 2017.  About  4-5 months later I have been seeing huge beautiful blue

halos around the moon and other types of lights, as well as huge rainbow coloured halos

around street and dusk to dawn lights. My vision is not in any way affected by these nightly

halos.,  Please advise whether this is normal or should I be concerned.

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Interference

I live in AZ where as you may know they are doing a lot of testing of autonomous cars (self driving). I can't help but notice pretty much anywhere I go here one of those driverless cars shows up. Do you think my CRT-D might be emitting a signal that's attracting them?

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Pacemaker inerfering with camera focus

I got a different pasemaker 2 years ago. I have had focus issues with my DSLR since I got this new model pacemakr. I have sent my camera in for repair several times ...no problem found. just got back from vacation and and all 3000 images are useless.

Any one heard of this kind of problem.

I just got the camera back last night from repair. MY camera and lenses working fine. I will run some tests from from varius distances with a remote shutter release to see how far away I can be a...

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Digital dryer

I have recently had a pacemaker fitted ( 7 weeks ago) and every time I go near the dryer in my kitchen,  it lights up and makes the noises it usually makes when programming it. Is this normal? At the moment my children find it quite amusing but I am starting to worry that it will interfere with my pacemaker 

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Working in high voltage electrical equipme nt

Dear fellow members,

Anybody out there having a permanent PM with MRI compatible and working in high  voltage switchgear room, electric motors, power turbines, welding activitied, and UPS system?. I have just my PM (MRI COMPATIBLE) implantation last 2 weeks and I was been declared unfit by my  company Doctor to work again as I will  considered to be a high risk in working environment.

Thank you in advance for all the comments.

Henry

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unfit for work

I am a 56 years old, offshore worker working as Elect'l and Inst. Technician in oil and gas installation with a symptomatic slow heart rate which will go down to 25BPM. Usually my working environment are mostly in switchgear room with 35KV power supply, welding environment, Unterruptible power supply and oil and gas platform. Two weeks after my PM implantation ( MEDTRONIC, MODEL ENSURA DR MRI SURE SCAN, MRI COMPATIBLE. I undergo for my company required annual...

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Aircraft comms and transponders

I have a PM and I am now 100% paced. I fly ultralight aircraft from time to time. I have checked power ratings for comms radio and transponder and concluded that the radio at 7W will not cause an interference problem but the transponder at 130W would be a problem. I no longer fly in aircraft where a transponder is fitted or I make sure it is turned off. Has anyone else come across this issue ?

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Electrical/Electrician work with PM

I know this has been covered before (I've read a few topics) but I just wanted to share my experience.

Shortly after my pacemaker implant (100% dependant - my former doc accidentally ablated my AV node... another story for another time) I got a new job. It started out as a desk/IT job. Any electrical work was low-voltate or data/signal cabling. Once my boss realized I know electrical, he asked me if I would take the test to be a licensed electrician (Lake County, IN) and... I am in...

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Electric Shock

I was recently replacing some common houshold outlets with new ones when I accidentallty got a pretty good shock. It arced my pliers pretty good a caused a lot of sparking and smoke. I recollected my nerves and went on to replace several others. Well I managed to shock myself again, but the usual vibrating type of sensation that you immediately pull back from. It may just be coincidence, but later that evening I began feeling sick to the point where my body ached all over....

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AliveCor and Kardia band with Apple watch

The Kardiaband clearly states Do Not use if you have a pacemaker or an ICD. I HAVE THE AliveCor mobile device and I have had it for years, never a problem with it or my cell phone. Many of these warnings are just the manufacturer covering their butts from law suits. 

My instinct says there won’t be a problem but the Apple Watch is a$300 plus investment and the KardiaBand another$199. Does anyone have any issues using these devices?

i ignore all the warnings on...

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pace maker and Dyson Vacum

The various Dyson vacum cleaners seem to have magnets in their motor. I am trying to find out if

their magnetic fieisld presents a risk to PM? Anyone have any experience or information on that topic? Thanks

 

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Lattitude and WIFI

Just wondering if anyone else has found if Boston Lattitude Communicator interferes with Computer WIFI? 

We have a range extender in our house and our internet keeps dropping out, we cant seem to find the source of the problem..... our service provider wondered if my PM would be interfering with it? 

 

Thanks

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Recent Frightening Experience

I'm 75 yrs old and physicially active.  My experience with a PM has changed my life. It has taught me how volunerable and fleeting my life can be. I work out 4 times a week;  my work-outs are vigorious but never over the top. I'm very much aware that my lifting today is very different then my pre PM implants days.

This is what happened.

I was at a meeting with a group of men  I know quite well after the meeting ended as I was preparing to leav...

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Use of TENS machines - not all bad news!

Thought I'd post this as a snippet of useful information: after having my PM fitted 5 weeks ago I should think almost everyone and his cousin have told me you CANNOT use a TENS machine now. But I spoke with my cardiologist yesterday and he said it could be true for some machines but not all and the safest way to know is to get cardiac pacing to check it out. So he sent me there and they had me apply the electrodes and start it up so she could watch it on her machine and what do you know?...

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