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New Tempur-Pedic Mattress

My husband surprised me with a new Tempur-Pedic mattress that has massage features and raises head and legs. This is all electric and I don't know what else??? My concern is my pacemaker. Does anyone have such a mattress?  I'm always concerned with interferences. I welcome any advice.

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Hybrid Cars

I have had my pacemaker about 5 months.  It is set so it will take over if my heart-rate goes below 60 bpm but I also have SVT which is controlled by medication.  When I ride in our Lexus Hybrid I have noticed that my heart rate increases. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with Hybrid or electric cars.

Thanks

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EMF protectors

Has anyone ever used an EMF protector in their home or a portable one that you wear?

 Thank you 

 

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Gas and electric garden and shop tools

I read all of the warnings on Medtronics, PM Club, and other sources web sites. I just want to know if anyone could share real experiences with Gasoline operated lawn mower, weed whacker, blower, Electric shop vac, MIG Welder, etc...

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Pacemaker interference

Article: In Vivo Study of Electromagnetic Interference With Pacemakers Caused by Everyday Electric and Magnetic Field, Dominik Stunder, MSc, Tobias Seckler, MSc, Stephan Joosten, PhD, Matthias Daniel Zink, MD, Sarah Driessen, PhD, Thomas Kraus, MD, Nikolaus Marx, MD, Andreas Napp, MD, Circulation, doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.024558, published 27 February 2017.

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Is there any Interference between my St Jude Pacemaker and my Polar M400 Heart rate monitor?

I like to run but I recently had a Pacemaker from St. Jude Medical center installed.
I have had some problems because my heart rate was at times going too low, at times, into the 40 BPM range and below, then I would black out!
I like to run and have been wearing a Polar M400 Heart Rate Monitor, it monitors my pulse, with a heart rate strap across my chest.
I don't have high blood pressure! My BP is normal, but once in a while I black out, without any warning, this...

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Well, this was a surprise!

This has all been a huge surprise! By "this", I mean needing and getting a pacemaker, realizing that my seemingly/apparently robust good health, "limitless" can-do Life experiences, and "healthy low blood pressure"...didn't keep bradycardia from being a life-limiting fact. "Surprise!"

It's been a month, now, since pacer need identified and subsequent implantation. Bottom line is that this experience and opportunity just adds to my life phi...

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Welding

Wondering if anyone out there is a welder and if they are still able to work with a PM. My husband may need one but is afraid he will have to change carrers at 57.

 

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Defribrillator

I recently posted a question about my 2017 new Durango.  I have a Defibrillator not a Pacemaker as I had said.  I hear the ICD is more sensitive to EMI than the Pacemaker.  Will the 7 or more hidden antennaes harm my ICD?  I am afraid to drive this highly electronic SUV do to all the toys that come with it (smart keyfob and so many electronics.  This is a serious question.  I'm thinking of taking it back to the dealer.  I'd like to hear from people w...

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Anyone took MRI with MRI proof Pacemaker

Hi,

I have a Dual lead Medtronic PM installed 2.5 years back. It says its MRI Surescan and my EP said I am OK to get an MRI . Now I have to get MRI for my knee and just wondering if anyone with a MRI Surescan went through an actual MRI before and what's the experience like?

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new car electronics

Will my new 2107 Dodge Durango harm my pacemaker.  It's filled with electronics

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electric car charging

The public charging points for electric cars warn pacemaker users to stay at least 2 metres away when charging the car.

Is this realistic?

Should I be concerned as to having a home fast charger (BMW make one) for their BMW i3?

I have asked the garage and they do not seem to be able to come up with an answer.

Any help, please?

Thanks,  Selwyn. 

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Pacemaker interference HELP

I'm 23 I got my pacemaker implanted in September. The four months that have passed since getting it have basically been a breeze once I adjusted. Earlier today I rode with my husband to town. He was trying to put a radio in our car, and hooked up 2 speakers to the radio to test them out. He put them in the passenger side floor board at my feet while we went to town. On the way home I started feeling really bad, I was really dizzy. Once we got home, I was so weak and dizzy he had to help m...

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Wireless gizmos

Hello,

Does anyone have their pacemaker go crazy if cell phone or wireless computer is close?  I notice it go weird and I cough and also if I lean in towards computer it feels like my right breast is being stabbed.  The pacemaker is on that side.  Am I crazy or what?

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Infrared Sauna

Does anyone have experience with Infrared saunas?

 

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I'm new to this.

Hi everyone, I had my pacemaker fitted last week and I'm excited to have it but unclear about some things. This may seem a very silly question, it's about weighing scales. My hospital gave me a copy of Boston Scuentific, Pacemaker Therapy. It contains do's and don'ts. It says not to use body fat measuring scales. As I'm a Slimming World attendee I'm concerned about their scales. Also, at home I have Salter BMI Computer scales which I use regularly to weigh myself. Anyo...

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Walt Disney World Trip

Hi, just a quick question.

I have a pacemaker/defibrillator and am going to Disney World in Florida this June and was wondering if there were any rides at any of the theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom) that I needed to be worried about or shouldn't ride. 

When I go to Disneyland I ride everything except for Space Mountain because I'm not too sure if that is ok for me as well. 

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Static Electricity

We have a great deal of static electricity around our home and it is quite bothersome to my husband...he's the one with the pacemaker.  We go through Static Guard a lot and was just wondering if anyone had any other tips in decreasing the amount of static around the house???

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St. Jude Merlin@home Transmitter Vulnerability

My son gave me a heads up email on this alert this morning. I have a Medtronics device but you St. Jude people may want to read this:

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSMA-17-009-01

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Light Bulbs, Open Electrical Outlets! Electric Lawn Mowers

Okay this first concern might not be that serious: 1) I live alone and have always changed my own lightbulbs when they burned out whether they are inside the house or on porch. Now with a PM, should I find or pay someone to do this chore? 2) Live in a fixer upper house and have a kitchen outlet pretty close to kitchen sink that needs to be sunk in properly into wall and properly covered with an outlet cover. That seems, in my mind, immediate attention-even over a leaky bac...

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