Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Power Tools with pacemaker

I just got my pacemaker the end of December and was told that I had to be careful about using power tools.  I want to use an electric hedge trimmer and also power wash my patio.

Does anyone know if it's okay to use these power tools?

Thank you!

SharJoy

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Ecg

Hi I went to my  GP today to get to renew my script and he decided just to do a full check up on me. And he did a ECG and he was getting alot of interference on the report.

What a Googled afterwards i think he made a mistake of putting the leads in the wrong place.

But my question is I'm feeling a little tender around the pacemaker hurts a little. Will the ecg  change any settings on the pacemaker or cause I little discomfort.

Thanks 

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Pacemaker

Will big sony headphones interfere with my pacemaker? I have just had one fitted. I have a Medtronic Azure MRI surescan. Thanks 

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Interference from vacuuming floors or leaf blower with cords

I am new to my pacemaker and I need to do some housework and back yard leaf blowing.  Will the vibrations interfere with my new pacemaker?

Thank you!

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Pacemaker

Good afternoon
I am 71 fitted with Medtronic pacemaker 3 years ago for afib. 
I sometimes when walking get slight pain in calf muscle feel it could be circulation. Would it be ok to use revitive circulation booster?

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Best Pacemaker

I am about to get a pacemaker in two days at 83 years old. I'd like to know if anyone has had experience with pacemakers and antique automobile unshielded ignition systems. 

This is a new experience and I don't know what to expect.

Thanks,

Al

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Woodworking

I'll be 80yrs old in 40 days, been in the construction trade and trained as a Cabinetmaker (fine furniture) as well as teaching the above trades, 66 yrs total, just had a Duel Chamber Pacemaker installed 2 weeks ago. My Doctor said I can't do wood working any more for it would interfere with my Pacemaker (Medtronic) were is my quality of life now, I'm not one to just sit around I have been very active all my life, I'm a 5 time cancer survivor also, up till now I've have st...

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Mashgin self checkout

Hello my husband has had a defibrillator since 2020 due to him having a cardiac arrest, By God grace I am a RN and I was not scheduled to work that night to perform CPR when he went into cardiac arrest. He's had the defibrillator for 3 years he's had no issues no shocks  until now. Last night when we out of town in SC I sat in the car while he went into a Circle K store his defibrillator went off that was the first time it has ever went off. He walked infront of the self che...

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Things to avoid ??

I had a single wire for 3 years ... now I have an ICD wire .

i never worried too much about getting around stuff that would effect me ... now there is threat of a shock __ new ballgame .

what do Yal think of this :

 

Avoid devices that interfere with pacemakers

Cell phones. ... 

Electronic cigarettes.

Headphones. ... 

Household appliances, such as microwave ovens, major appliances, electric blankets, and heating pads are usually s...

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Hair clippers?

I'm new here.  I had my ICD implanted in 2021.  I had multiple "therapies" in the month of December.  With a little more research, I have been educated about the possibility of a false shock or not operating correctly due to the magnet field of other devices.

Has anyone heard of someone receiving a shock while getting a haircut from the clippers?

Thanks in advance.  

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Anyone with a PM also have an Interstim?

Have had a 2 lead Boston Scientific PM for 8+ years now.

Ongoing problems with my bladder and constipation have my Dr askling if I want a referral for an Interstim device.

Anyone with a PM get one or been evaluated for one? If so, were there any concerns over interference with your PM?

TIA!

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What interferes with your device?

While on vacation this summer, I went go karting. I loved this as a young boy and thought it would be fun racing my wife and friends around the track.  I was suprised that the motor really interfered with my pacemaker.  It felt like I was at the pacemaker clinic when they test your device, but for a longer duration of time.  My heart rate dropped and skipped some beats.  It was a really strange feeling that stopeed as soon as I hopped out of the ka...

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I beeped!

This morning I was abruptly awakened by a LOUD beeping noise coming from my ICD! It took me only a moment to realize my smart watch was the culprit. Not the watch itself, the magnetic band! Apparently I got it too close to my device and poor R2D2 wasn't happy. My guy wasn't very happy either, it beeps very loud and scared him half to death. It's not funny... but kinda funny. 

So if you have an ICD and wonder about what it does with magn...

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Cell Phones

"If they can send a man to the moon..."

There must be a way to cary a cell phone (Google PIXEL 7)

in a man's jacket/coat left breast pocket without interferring with the pacemaker.

Is there a stick-on shield for the skin or

a pocket-protector for the jacket pocket

that will prevent cell/pacemaker interaction.?

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Rock concert

Hello. I have a Biotronik implanted in April. I went to a Bryan Adam's concert three weeks ago, sitting near the front. As soon as the music started I realised it was a bad idea. I felt very disturbing vibrations coming up from the floor and got a marked tachycardia. My cardiologist thinks this was due to the pacemaker mistaking the vibration for extreme activity rather than an electromagnetic effect. 
Has anyone experienced similar?


 

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TATTOS

Can I still get  a tattoo? I was planning a trip to Norway to visit my Tattoo Artist who use to be in California but he moved back to Norway. I plan on getting a tattoo on my right chest of a portriat of my Son, who passed two years ago

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ARC Welding, MIG Welding, Plasma Cutter

Yesterday, I received my pacemaker. My hobby is restoring old cars, so there is a fair amount of welding and cutting. 

I've read about faraday T-Shirts and Hoodies, does anyone have a view concerning how effective a faraday T-shirt/Hoodie would be at protecting a pacemaker.

Another thing I read was "...twisting the wires together...." so does that mean you're twisting the ground cord and the welding cord around each other?

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Massage gun

I have been given a massage gun as a present....are they safe to use with a pm?

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Anyone with Diabetes and using Abbott, FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor?

Hello, does anyone use the Abbott, FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor to monitor their glucose levels?  Have you had any difficulties using it with your pacemaker?  

Last night I changed my husband’s 14 day sensor, placing it on his left upper arm for the first time (at his request).  My iPhone/FreeStyle App couldn't scan the new sensor and kept telling me to replace it.  Eventually I had to remove the faulty sensor and to place a new on...

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fitness watch

Hi everyone,

My PM is two weeks old now, and I'm happy to have found this site.

I have read here and elsewhere that the Fitbit Versa 2 does not contain a magnet. I have also read that wearables containing magnets or using bioimpedance technology might conflict with a pacemaker. Problem is where to obtain the tech specs?? 

I tried chatting with two different fitbit reps over two days, but the best info they can give me is to check with my doctor. Fitbit must possess...

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I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.