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MRI SCAN

How do you find out if you can have an MRI scan when you have an ICD-my husband device is 3 years old and is St Jude Quadra Assura-any relevant information appreciated  

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New Car with keyless entry, push button start

I was most curious about this as we have just purchased a new car for our retirement!  I was thinking maybe it wasn't such a good idea because it may interfere with my PM!   However after doing some research this is what I found. :) I have a St. Jude PM

EFFECTS OF HYBRID/ELECTRIC CARS AND KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMS ON IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC RHYTHM DEVICES

BACKGROUND

The following information discusses the use of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) or electric veh...

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Broadband wifi kit

I have been looking for the Broadband kit that I need to hook up to my Merlin@ Home Transmitter. I have called the company that St. Jude or Abbott suggested I call to get one but they don't have any. If someone knows where else you can get them please drop me a message.

Thanks

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Tattoo

Does anyone know I want to get a tattoo by my pm where the scar is the red part of a lightsaber would that be possible anyone know

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Fit Bit

I have a combination Pacemaker/ICD and would like to have something I can wear that will detect my heart rate.  Is a Fit Bit safe or is there another simmilar type of deviec that is recommended?

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12 volt batteries

Getting close to retiring and having a van conversion done to do some traveling. The folks doing the conversion want to put the storage batteries (2 12 volt) under the couch/bed. I am paced almost 100% of the time while at rest. Is there a problem with being near large batteries or current?

 

Thanks

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Pacemaker CPR?

I have asked several professionals the following questions but have never been told a direct answer.

If I fall and am not breathing will the performance of CPR injure me worse if I have a pacemaker? I know CPR is performed lower than the heart and implant area but how will CPR start the heart if a pacer is inserted? Will CPR affect the pacer and patient?

If the pacemaker stops will CPR actually start the heart back up long enough to get...

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Apple Watch

Does anyone have any idea about potential interference or problems when wearing an Apple Watch on the left wrist or the magnetic charging cable?  Thanks!

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Pacemaker

I recently purchased a sleep number bed.  After receiving it I read that it had magnets in the mattress.  I am wondering if there is anything I need to worry about regarding the magnets.

 

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VHS radio

Hello, Since getting my new kayak I'm having a great time collecting "stuff" for trips and one thing that is impotant for safety at sea is a VHS radio. Since it uses RF waves I did wonder if there could be any interferance, I very much doubt it but thorght I would ask, just in case.

Thanks Jane

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MEDTRONIC I.C.D.

Hi,

a few days ago I also had a vibration in my chest from my I.C.D. Lasted just a few seconds but kept repeating at irregular intervals during the day. It came from my I.C.D. The best description is 'like a phone on silent, just vibrates on a call". Spoke to my Pacemaker clinic at my local hospital who asked me to make a Manual Download to thier computer. They called me the next day and said,'Nothing to report in the download. All seemed normal. They also said they ha...

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What to do about MRI's

Hello groovey people in Pacemaker world.    Im 49 yrs old and about to get a Pacemaker implant for the first time.  Im still getting my head around this new world. But thanks to you and some research Im feeling more comfortable and positive about the future.   

My question is what to do about MRIs?   I have some other issues like Radial, Cubital and Carprel Tunnel.  And seem to be an MRI addict as I get them nearly every year.  What do I do now wi...

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Will Automatic vacuum intervene with pacemaker?

I wanted to get an automatic vacuum, the one that cleans the floor it’s self and when it is low on battery it automaticity goes to its base (that is plugged in before) to recharge.

 

Will the Automatic vacuum intervene with a pacemaker?

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Electrocardioversion

Thanks for your comments.  In answer to your questions, I know 1200 jules is a lot. I don't know what exactly they did, I just heard the doctor say turn it to 1200 jules before they did it.

I don't know if it hurt my pacemaker,I doubt it. But I have I  have been feeling a buzzing sensation  coming from the pacemaker and mild lightheadedness.[

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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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