Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Smart Phone

I just got my first Smart Phone (at age 74) and am concerned about things that I have read about magnet interference.  I know about not puttting it in a pocket on the side of the pacemaker, and I know about using it on the opposite ear as the pacemaker. I have also read keeping it at least 6+ inches from the pacemaker.  I have put in a question to my clinic, but am hoping someone on this site has an opinion or experience.  If this is going to be too much trouble, I wi...

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Back Pack Sprayer

I live/work on a ranch and need to do a lot of spraying.  Tired of carrying around a 2 gallon pump up sprayer.  Was thinking about getting a battery powered back pack sprayer since it's easier to distribute the weight across your shoulders/back.  The boss (my lovely bride) says whoa you can't do that it will mess with your pacemaker.

Can't see that it would but wanted to bounce it off folks that have had there pacemakers longer than I have.

They are basi...

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Is Laser welding machines save to use with a Biotronic pacemaker

I cannot do welding with my inverter welding machine anymore.  I do now research regarding EMF-free welding machines.   And maybe some members have already done the research.  I need to know if Laser welding machines generate similar EMF (electromagnetic fields).

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Contain-A-Pet collars/invisible fence

I am 2 weeks post op with a pacemaker and trying to figure out all my new "rules." Turns out, electromagnetism is everywhere-ugh! I've found a bit about the underground dog fence, but not much about the collars. Does anyone have a good source for recommended distance from the collars? This is going to be tough since we take the collars on and off every time the dogs go out!

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Electric vehicle charging

  I'm looking into purchasing an electric vehicle as gas prices have skyrocketed where I live. I've read a number of studies showing that riding in a fully electric vehicle doesn't pose significant risk to a pacemaker's functionality. I have also been in an electric vehicle with no adverse effects.

  The area of concern for me comes in regards to charging. The vehicle I'm looking at has the ability to charge from a standard 110v household outlet. As su...

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Pacemakers and back braces

Can I wear a back brace without it harming my pacemaker?

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Security body camera

Can anyone help, I've tried to contact the manufacturers regarding work issued security body camera worn around neck and if it's safe with a pacemaker, but no luck, work has tried to find out too but no luck. Understandable the pacemaker tech dept UK is very busy at the moment. 

Has anyone any experience with  Edesix body cameras. Cheers everyone 

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Adjustable beds with massage

I installed two Electromagnetic Field Finder apps on my phone.  I have a 10" mattress with a 3" topper.  Using each app, they detected EMF when I put the phone near the motor under the frame but when I laid the phone on the mattress, it just kept searching and apparantly didn't find any.  I have been afraid to use the massage feature with my pacemaker because I had heard it could interfere.  Now, I see that it emits EMF when I raise and lower the bed.  B...

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Railway power lines 25000 Volts AC

I work in a Railway Maintenance Depot and had my implant in November 2021.

I have been lucky enough to work from home during the pandemic but we will be soon going back into the offices.

In the UK the overhead power lines that electric trains use are at 25000 Volts AC.

My company has commissioned a specialist Electromagnetic Field testing company and I thought I would share their findings.

There were two areas I needed to avoid based on the Medtronic safety l...

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iPhone12s IMPORTANT

The other day the FDA put out a notice about iPhone12s potentially interferring with ICDs (and presumably pacemakers).  Today I happen to be researching to find a new phone.  See the article below, which is much more specific than the FDA notice.

heartrhythmjournal.com/action/showPdf?pii=S1547-5271%2820%2931227-3

posted 5/18/21

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Digital scale

Please respond.I have read confused information about digital scales. Are there. Any safe ones people with pacemaker can use.

jennycraig

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Massage Guns

I just order a massage gun for pain from full body neuropathy. Does anyone have one ? I wonder if it interferes ? I bought an electric one. 

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Renpho Scale

Anyone using a Renpho scale without an issue? I thought maybe I could still use it once a week or with shoes. Any opinions? 
 

Also, I received a battery powered heated vest as a gift and I'm trying that out but don't know if it's ok. 

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magnet in talking remote for tv

Hi just got a new remote for the TV that you talk to to along with a new cable converter box from Comcast/infinity.  Today held  the remote close to the pacemaker(was not thinking).  Got very dizzy.  Of course once i moved the remote away and closed my eyes was ok.  Thank goodness i was sitting down.  Did not have a problem with the other one as did not speak into that one.

Tried talking to the remote at arms length, could not hear me. 

&nbs...

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TENS machine and Pacemaker

Hello,

I'm thinking of getting a TENS machine to help manage chronic lower back pain .  I would place the pads in the lower back.

I know the TENS sends small, minor pulses via battery to the affected area.

Am just wondering if safe for those with pacemakers or if contraindicated. I've had my pacemaker  for 7 years now. 
thanks for input

J

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Tens machine

Hi 

I'm seeing my chiropractor tomorrow and he mentioned using a tens machine to relax my back muscles is this wise with a pm?

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Antenna

I have an old am radio with antenna.  Is it safe to have next to bed with pacemaker.

  Tks Jerry

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Multiple electronics in close proximity

New member here who just found the club.  I received my first pacemaker almost 25 years ago at the age of 15, am non-dependent, have done great ever since, and had my 4th device impanted last May.  Recently though, I have had a wierd, random problem I am hoping someone here may have knowledge on.  

I teach University-level classes and taught remotely during for the past year during COVID, until about a month ago.  During the COVID pandemic universities &quo...

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Slot Machines at Casino

If I take my mom to the casino will it interfere with her pacemaker? She is 85. Thank you for any info as she has only had it less than month. Thank you.

Becky

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Rechargeable LED Neck Reading Light

Hi, I'm new to the Pacemaker Club and have a question. My 85 year old mother just got a pacemaker a month ago this Friday -3.5.2021 and loves to read. We bought her a neck reading light for easier reading and she is worried that it might interfere with her pacemaker.  It is Rechargeable & Long-Lasting] USB Type-C rechargeable which is reversible and thus easier to plug in compared with other Micro-USB. Up to 80 hours (general reading, single head) of powerful, non-diminishing bri...

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