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Meta Quest 3 VR Headset

Hello everyone 

I got my Pacemaker in March 2023.  I am getting to the point now that I sometimes forget that I have one.  There are times I forget about interferences that I need to be concerned about. 

 

I just ordered the Meta Quest Vertual Reality Headset.  Then it hit me... am I able to use this?  I played on ine at Easter for abiut 10 min and had no issues, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on something that could be a ri...

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Patient app help

I'm new to this pacemaker club and have a Biotronik Cardio Messenger by my bed.  I'm told that as long as it has an "OK" showing on it, I shouldn't worry about my pacemaker.  It's been over 3 months now since my pacemaker was installed and no other instructions except a Patient app for my iphone.  I've tried using the Patient app, but it won't work from my house, only if I'm out and about.  I contacted Biotronik and they said to use th...

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Lenovo Yoga 7i Wifi Interference

Hello,

I bought a Lenovo Yoga 7i laptop and the wifi interferes with my pacemaker. I feel pressure in my chest and possible slight flutter whenever I turn on the wifi. I'm going to use Ethernet when I'm at home instead. I might also look into an external wifi adapter later. I'd rather not return the laptop.

Does anyone know of an external wifi adapter that I can plug into a USB-C port that they know will not interfere?

Lisa

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Interference

Four years ago I was told I needed a pacemaker. I got a second opinion from a rhythm clinic at a hospital where my husband was a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. They said I didn't need one. Ten days ago I was implanted with a Boston Scientific for Sick Sinus Syndrome in Costa Rica where I live. I am extremely grateful for the information on this sight. Sometimes things get lost in translation. I have a lap pool with a saline chlorination system that uses electrolysis which is a sourc...

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power recliner with massage

Will massage functions on a power lift assist recliner mess with the pacemaker?

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Cataract Surgery

Before Covid set in I was promised cataract surgery in both eyes over a period of a few months, but only managed to have the right eye done before all appointments were cancelled.  Today I attended a long awaited pre-op assessment of my fitness to have the cataract removed from my left eye.

The nurse seemed unusually concerned about my pacemaker.  She didn't seem to know I had one, even though I had my right eye Cataract removed at the same hospital with a p...

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Power Tools with pacemaker

I just got my pacemaker the end of December and was told that I had to be careful about using power tools.  I want to use an electric hedge trimmer and also power wash my patio.

Does anyone know if it's okay to use these power tools?

Thank you!

SharJoy

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Ecg

Hi I went to my  GP today to get to renew my script and he decided just to do a full check up on me. And he did a ECG and he was getting alot of interference on the report.

What a Googled afterwards i think he made a mistake of putting the leads in the wrong place.

But my question is I'm feeling a little tender around the pacemaker hurts a little. Will the ecg  change any settings on the pacemaker or cause I little discomfort.

Thanks 

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Pacemaker

Will big sony headphones interfere with my pacemaker? I have just had one fitted. I have a Medtronic Azure MRI surescan. Thanks 

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Interference from vacuuming floors or leaf blower with cords

I am new to my pacemaker and I need to do some housework and back yard leaf blowing.  Will the vibrations interfere with my new pacemaker?

Thank you!

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Pacemaker

Good afternoon
I am 71 fitted with Medtronic pacemaker 3 years ago for afib. 
I sometimes when walking get slight pain in calf muscle feel it could be circulation. Would it be ok to use revitive circulation booster?

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Best Pacemaker

I am about to get a pacemaker in two days at 83 years old. I'd like to know if anyone has had experience with pacemakers and antique automobile unshielded ignition systems. 

This is a new experience and I don't know what to expect.

Thanks,

Al

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Woodworking

I'll be 80yrs old in 40 days, been in the construction trade and trained as a Cabinetmaker (fine furniture) as well as teaching the above trades, 66 yrs total, just had a Duel Chamber Pacemaker installed 2 weeks ago. My Doctor said I can't do wood working any more for it would interfere with my Pacemaker (Medtronic) were is my quality of life now, I'm not one to just sit around I have been very active all my life, I'm a 5 time cancer survivor also, up till now I've have st...

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Mashgin self checkout

Hello my husband has had a defibrillator since 2020 due to him having a cardiac arrest, By God grace I am a RN and I was not scheduled to work that night to perform CPR when he went into cardiac arrest. He's had the defibrillator for 3 years he's had no issues no shocks  until now. Last night when we out of town in SC I sat in the car while he went into a Circle K store his defibrillator went off that was the first time it has ever went off. He walked infront of the self che...

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Things to avoid ??

I had a single wire for 3 years ... now I have an ICD wire .

i never worried too much about getting around stuff that would effect me ... now there is threat of a shock __ new ballgame .

what do Yal think of this :

 

Avoid devices that interfere with pacemakers

Cell phones. ... 

Electronic cigarettes.

Headphones. ... 

Household appliances, such as microwave ovens, major appliances, electric blankets, and heating pads are usually s...

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Hair clippers?

I'm new here.  I had my ICD implanted in 2021.  I had multiple "therapies" in the month of December.  With a little more research, I have been educated about the possibility of a false shock or not operating correctly due to the magnet field of other devices.

Has anyone heard of someone receiving a shock while getting a haircut from the clippers?

Thanks in advance.  

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Anyone with a PM also have an Interstim?

Have had a 2 lead Boston Scientific PM for 8+ years now.

Ongoing problems with my bladder and constipation have my Dr askling if I want a referral for an Interstim device.

Anyone with a PM get one or been evaluated for one? If so, were there any concerns over interference with your PM?

TIA!

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What interferes with your device?

While on vacation this summer, I went go karting. I loved this as a young boy and thought it would be fun racing my wife and friends around the track.  I was suprised that the motor really interfered with my pacemaker.  It felt like I was at the pacemaker clinic when they test your device, but for a longer duration of time.  My heart rate dropped and skipped some beats.  It was a really strange feeling that stopeed as soon as I hopped out of the ka...

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I beeped!

This morning I was abruptly awakened by a LOUD beeping noise coming from my ICD! It took me only a moment to realize my smart watch was the culprit. Not the watch itself, the magnetic band! Apparently I got it too close to my device and poor R2D2 wasn't happy. My guy wasn't very happy either, it beeps very loud and scared him half to death. It's not funny... but kinda funny. 

So if you have an ICD and wonder about what it does with magn...

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Cell Phones

"If they can send a man to the moon..."

There must be a way to cary a cell phone (Google PIXEL 7)

in a man's jacket/coat left breast pocket without interferring with the pacemaker.

Is there a stick-on shield for the skin or

a pocket-protector for the jacket pocket

that will prevent cell/pacemaker interaction.?

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You know you're wired when...

Like the Energizer Bunny, you keep going.

Member Quotes

A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.