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Pacemaker Hacking

Don't know if this has been addressed on this forum before.  If it has, I haven't seen it.  Don't mean to be alarmist, but this has occured to me ever since I had my pacemaker placed 2 years ago this month.  So I'm passing this info along as I think all of us with implantible devices should have a heads-up.  Sorry if it causes any undue stress, but I feel we all should be aware of any possibilities.

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Can I return to work in the heating and cooling trade:

I work with oil burners with transformers, hand and table power tools, battery-powered lifts, generators, air conditioners, furnaces, etc.  I also do all my own work on my boat, truck and Harley.  Does anyone know if I can continue this work without getting shocked by my ICD?   What precautions need to be taken?  Is there any way to shield ourselves from the EMF?  I ordered an EMF meter but I'm not sure what levels of gauss is damaging to my ICD.  Anyone know...

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Digital scales

Hello, I am 100 percent paced due to complete heart block. I was wondering if anyone has had any problems from weighing themselves. On my last checkup I have some irregularities and I am wondering if this could be the problem as the irregularities are on the same date as I got weighed.

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Electronics

Getting a PM implanted next Monday. So what about electronic devices like blow dryers, microwave ovens, reading on a iPad....??? 

 

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Can I operate a defibrillator?

Hi All,  I am about a week out with a Medronic CRT-D device and I am a critical care nurse.  I know that I can be defibrillated if necessary, but does anyone know if  can I OPERATE a defibrillator or who I should call to find out?  

Thanks,

Steve & "Sparky"

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Amateur Radio

   I am near many Amateur Radios with frequency from 1.2 ghz down to 1.9 Mhz. Is there something I should be aware of?

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P.A. speakers and pacemakers

Hello all, I have had a pacemaker ( due to bradycardia ) for a year or so.

I set up and use a P.A. system and radio microphone 3 or 4 days a week , sometimes more,  which involves lifting and moving speakers.  Should I be careful of  proximity when they are in use ?  They are typically 500 - 1000 watts in power, although not usually run at maximum volume.   

Thanks ,    Fozzy65 

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Interferrence with the Nintendo Switch

So I've had a pacemaker for a little over a year and I am still learning things (I hate the thing because it has given me nothing but trouble). Anyway, I've read in the Nintendo Switch manual that I should keep the machine at least 25 cm away from me when playing wirelessly. I thought the pacemakers were on an own frequency or something? I know I am gonna forget and keep the Switch real close to my chest from time to time, but is there really is a problem with interference I gues...

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Garage door opener

Do not mess with a garage door opener if you have a pacemaker. Here is the story. 

On January 5, I had a garage door tech repair the railings and tightened the springs. After working the door four or five times, it quit. He checked the parts and said it was the capacitor. He replaced it. Worked fine. He told me that if the the door stop again, I would need a new motor. On January 6, it quit again. I almost quit also.

while standing on metal ladder, I opened the cover to the o...

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hot tub

Is it ok to use a hot tub with a pacemaker implant?  I have read several articles. For the most part these articles say it's ok but I found two that say it is not. My cardiologist told me it was ok but only to use it for 15 minutes and sit for a while prior to standing up.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you

 

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Does it make a difference where you sit on a plane?

I was just wondering if it makes a difference where you choose to sit on a plane once you have an ICD/Pacemaker?  I usually prefer to sit over the wings ( less motion sickness lol) but are those big jet engines likely to cause some interference with my device (dual lead Boston Scientific ICD)?  Can altitude effect it and cause any side affects?  How many of you here fly regularly and have any of you experienced any problems - from going through security to landing at your desti...

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Pacemaker and circulation devices

Hi, i have had a pacemaker fitted and wanted to use a circulation booster device. I have read the small print for revititive and ot states i cant use their device. Does anyone know any circulation booster devices which can be used with a Pacemaker.

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Generator

Hello everyone, 

I have a medtronics icd since july 2017 and have been diagnose with Lbbb &Nccm.

       I am travelling to Africa  (Nigeria) where generator is mostly used,  i know i cannot connect my monitor to electricity powered by generator.

    My question is, can i stay in an enviroment were generator is been used?

Have called the cardiologist department in my local hospital and i was told not to take my monitor wi...

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pacemaker

I bought a electric toothbrush on the directions it said check with your cardiologist to see if it is save to use it if you have a pacemaker.   Is anyone using a electric tooyh brush that has a pacemaker

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Unusual pulsing under ribs

Have been experiencing unusual visual pulsing under my left ribs,

one to three at a time always precisely 8 minutes to the hour, generally

every other hour. No pain just odd experience. Have been back to cardiology, they say all is well, it's just the pacemaker making adjustments. Just surprised

at the frequency. Any one else with similar experience out there?

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computer usage

Has anyone experienced more arrythmias when using a computer. I seem to have more when using my computer - any comments would be appreciated

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Atomic Clock

Does anyone reading this post know if Atomic Clocks interfere with pacemakers.

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Smow machine

Anyone with a pacemaker using a snowmachine? Any problem with the electromagnitic energy coming from the machine?

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Received Electric Shock from an Outlet

While waiting for my doctor to respond I thought I'd ask you experts... So I was plugging in my laptop charger into the wall outlet and I got an electric shock that reached my elbow. Is there any way that could cause my pm to malfunction?

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Drone operation

First post, 24 hours out of pacemaker installation!  Had less time to wrap my brain around having it done, this was a complete shock to me.  Anyone have any information about Drone use?  Since my phone hooks up to my remote control and they both interact wirelessly with each other along with multiple satellite use....anyone have any negative physical experiences?  (Mavic Pro).  Suggestions?

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