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Tattoos

I'm considering getting my first tattoo, it would not be near my Pacemaker site, but I'm just wondering about possible complications or risks that may occur. Any input? 

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New hearing aids seem to interfere (signia pure primax 7px)

6 days ago I got my new hearing aids (Signia/Siemens Pure Primax 7px).  From the first hour I felt like something was wrong.  For some reason I think the radio signals interfere with my pacemaker.  I have a Medtronic RVDR01 pacemaker.  I feel like I did when I was asked to go through airport scanners in Indonesia.  I am told those things should not interfere, but guess what....  Anyone else have any hearing aid issues?

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Tig & Mig Welding with PaceMaker

I build hot rods so I weld alot...I read about the warnings & welding. BUT is there any of you who have personal experience welding with a device?

Any shielding methods, etc.

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people on cell phones in a car with my ICD

I'm going on a long car trip and 3 friends who are constantly on their cell phones.  Will this harm my ICD?

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4 years with pacemaker

Had my pacemaker 4 years and today just started with my collar bone aching and feels like the wires are catching can this happen? And also it hurts to touch it feels very rasied more than usual when I move my arm it twitches and then I get pain anyone else had this and sort of feeling ! 

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Magnetic phone holder

Has anyone had any experience with the small magnetic phone holders that fit into the car's vent? I know magnets plus pacemakers can be problematic, but I would imagine such a small magnet 3 feet from the PM wouln't be a problem. 

Thoughts? 

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Apple Watch

Does anyone know if an Apple Watch is OK to use with a Pacemaker

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Leaf blower

Has anyone used a gas powered leaf blower with an ICD?

I have seen posts of PM use but not an ICD. 

Thanks

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Pacemaker at Laundramat

Have had pacemaker for a week.  Medtronics but have not yet received card with all identifiying info. 

Anyone know or have experience with problems while washing/drying clothes in a sizeable laundramat?  Just seems there are a significant number of electrical motors all running at once in such an establishment.  Thanks in advance!

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coffee maker

thank  you so much

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Pacemaker VS Fire Alarm

Hi all! I had my pacemaker put in last week, and noticed that the fire alarm in my house upstairs went off now twice when I went near It! This particular fire alarm is even with my face as I have a low ceiling upstairs, and is also the only one that has ever gone off. I know it is possible for a person with a pacemaker to set off store alarms, but now I'm wondering could my pacemaker also be setting off my fire alarm? I do not go upstairs often, but it had never gone off before I got...

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Pacemaker vs. defibulator

My daughter in law is an EMT,  and has told me to wear my pacemaker ID bracelet all the time.  She says they wouldn't use a defibulator on a person with a pacemaker, but they need to know this.   Anyone hear of this before?  

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Headphones?

Just before I got my pavemaker I bought a very expensive set of wireless headphones.  Now, with my pacemaker, it seems  can't use them.  Does anyone know if any headphones are OK to use?

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coffee maker

I bought a coffee maker and then read in the )very) smallprint not suitable if you have a pacemaker. does anyneknow of one I could have? thanks

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600 MW CoGen Power Station

I don't have an ICD - yet. My doctor is recommending that I get one, and sent me to an Electrophysiologist. During the visit, the question was asked, "What do you do for a living?" My reply, "I&E Technician." Next question, "Where do you work?" "At a 600 MW CoGen Facility", I replied. With raised brow, he asked, "How often do you go around the generators?" I shot back, "Daily." With lowered brow, he asked, "Can they tran...

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Can I use a tractor lawn mower?

Just a question......I have a large lawn and use a tractor lawn mower.  I got my PM on April 6th and was wondering when it is safe to start cutting the grass again.  Will this cause any interference or damage?  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Apple Watches or Fit Bit Watches

Does anyone knowl if it's ok to wear an Apple Watch or a FitBit Watch if you have a ICD, because of the magnets in them?

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Las Vegas with new pace maker

Hello All,

I had my buddy ( pace maker ) placed 7 weeks ago due to bradycardia and honestly I feel so much better. I went to Las Vegas over the weekend for a romantic getaway and ended up coming back the next day. My question is has any one gone to Vegas and had similar symptoms that were there before your pace maker was placed come back?  I had the lightheadedness, nasuea and heart fluttering start again. Now that i'm back home I feel great again. So strange and going crazy th...

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Metal detectors at Customs

Hi all.  I haven't posted in a long while.  Hubby and I are going to South Korea soon and I am getting more anxious as time goes by.  This is the first flight I've made since having my pacemaker installed.  And the first time I've been overseas in over 40 years.  Hubby has never been out of North America. 

I know I have to let security at the airport know I have the pacemaker, but I don't know about South Korean Customs.  They have an i...

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METAL DETECTOR

Anybody use a metal detector? Any problems?

 

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I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didn’t slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.