Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Athletic heart rate monitor belts

I am new to PM and this site, having had my first pm implant the day before yesterday.

I'm a life long bicyclist, my average mileage for the last ten years is about 100 miles/wk.

I use a Garmin edge 520 along with a variety of belts that snap around my torso with the pick ups quite close to the pm incision.

The only literature I have found thus far, addresses the pm's effect on the HR monitor.  About which, by comparison, I am hardly concerned at all.

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Interferences

I know i cant use Dr. Ho  or Tens machines  was wondering about  battery operated sexual devices(vibrators)  and such  

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Ipod Use

I put my ipod on my chest when laying down and listening. Sometimes my radio transmission breaks up. I listen to tuneit radio. Can the ipod or portable radio  on my chest be affecting my pacemaker or vice versa?

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Magnetic pocket closures!

I'm now 3 weeks post implant.  I decided to get out my hunting clothes since the season is fast approaching, the majority of my warm clothes are made by Drake, and they have a magnetic closing pocket over where my device is.  I put one on this a.m. for my morning walk.  I was surprised that suddenly my chest started to make a audible tone!  Went to call Dr. Office, took off jacket and the noise stopped, Dr. Office explained that it was normal and my device was just war...

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Alpha Stim

Hi All, 

I have the Biotronik Eluna 8 pacemakser and Mri resitant leads. I cannot find information if my device is competable with the ‘Alpha Stim’. I want to use the Alpha Stim for the depression, anxiety and sleep problems I have. I already contacted Biotronik. I received the standard leaflet. The Alpha Stim is not on there. 

http://www.alpha-stim.com/

On the site the following warning can be found:

Alpha-Stim may affect the operation of implant...

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Metal detector scanners

Hi the place where I work uses metal detectors for workers entering and leaving. I have passed through once or twice but feel dizzy afterwards. Is this normal

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Baby monitor

Hello everyone, is  ok to use a baby monitor?  Motorola brand to be precised.

I have a medronics icd, and its mri compactible. 

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

   Kind regards,

          Helen.

 

 

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Safety Precautions

Is there a list of devices to avoid when you have a pacemaker implanted.

I got mine last week and when I decided to shave the thought occurred to me

that no one mentioned avoiding battery powered shavers.

Thanks

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Mobile Phone Batteries

Hello all

I've recently used my mobile phone against my left ear (done this 3 or 4 times now) and have noticed that the phone battery drains and goes dead within seconds. This doesn't happen when i use the phone against my right ear.

Has anybody come across this and does anybody know whether this is detrimental to my PM

 

Cheers


Dave

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airport scanners

About these scanners.  Adelaide, South Australia only has old type.  So on Sunday I take daughter to catch a flight and after reading here that it is no big deal to go through scanner I though I would just do it.  I had my card in my hand ready to explain in case I 'beeped'.  A female officer stopped me, asked if I had a pacemaker.  She then said I could not walk through and would have to have the 'pat down' (which I have always had previously.)  ...

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MRSA

I am 19, and have had an ICD since I was 15. I haven't had many episodes since. Recently I've gotten another MRSA boil on my breast right above my pacemaker. My immune system isn't at its best and this will be not the first time I've had MRSA. Is the location of this boil to be worried about? I am not sure what to think and do not want to worry myself. I am trying to get an appointment with my primary but they have yet to get back to me.  

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Wrist BP cuffs

Have a question about wrist BP cuffs. I went to get my eyes checked today. The young girl put a wrist BP cuff on me and told me to place my wrist on the left side of my chest. She new I had a pacemaker and asked me if it would bother it. I didn't think so, but began to try to think if there was anything in it that would. Anyway it didn't take the first time so she took it off and put it back on an had me place it directly over my device. I told her I just didn't feel comfortable h...

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Bluetooth Hearing aids

I now have hearing aids and the paperwork says  go carefull with using bluetooth hearing aids and a pacemaker. What that means to me is I may not be able to use iphone ear pieces to have a private conversation. Any one of the group experienced using bluetooth hearing aids with a pacemaker? 

Peter

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EMP's and ICD's

Does anybody know how an Electromagnetic pulse would affect a person with an ICD. I am scheduled for an implant on November 01,2017 and am getting cold feet based on the increased risk that North Korea has the ability and the motive to set off an EMP.

My ejection fraction rate is 30-35% but I feel okay when I excersise.  I also have a sinus bunble block and have gone into A-fib a couple of times which really weakens my heart.

I read somebody's comment who said a...

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Infrared Sauna

With a Pacemaker can I safely use an infrared sauna.  Googling it various different replies come up.  Does anyone actually know that it is is okay.  It is suggested that the mechanisms used in the in the construction of the infrared sauna can interfere with pacemakers.

Information/experiences very welcome.

Thank you all.

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pacemaker and mig welders advise said i could but whats your views on it .

Hi all i want to buy a mig welder but i been told by the manufacturer of the pacemaker that i can use upto 160amp using precautions and safety must be folllowed 
I just want feedback with people having known or is using welding with a pacemaker to be honest i am ok and nothing else affects it not even mobiles and i have a underlined heart beat so my pacemaker only works when needed . i been looking at the
Clarke MIG102NG 90Amp No Gas MIG Welder
for hobbys and doing welding...

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Audio

Thank you all for you input. Makes me feel better that I am not imagine this feeling.  

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Audio / stereo

My PM seem to pound in my chest when listening to music. 

Does anyone have interference with the heavy bass an audio component system?  Thank you.  

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Drones

I have just recently brought a Phantom 3 drone and want to know if there could be any possible reactions or interferences while using it.?

Rogga

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Can i visit a silicon plant?

Has anyone ever visited a silicon plant?  I work in an aluminium smelter and I have not been able to go into the plant since I had my pm fitted.  I want to viist a silicon plant but note part of the process involves electric current to produce an arc.    "A typical batch contains 1000 lb (453 kg) each of gravel and chips, and 550 lb (250 kg) of coal. The lid of the furnace, which contains electrodes, is placed into position. Electric current is passed...

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