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Cardiac event recorder

I have recently been given a cardiac event recorder for a 7 day observation of arrythmias that I experience despite having a St Jude dual chamber pacemaker. Since being wired up to this new device my resting pulse rate has consistently recorded 80 bpm. My pacemaker was set at 55 bpm as a minimum and has been consistent at that level when I am resting for more than 6 months. Interestingly I have not experienced any arrythmias although my heart rate now is 25 bpm more than the original set...

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Odd Pacing?

So.... brand new Pacemaker 4/11/19, 41yo F, decent health. I had “odd” palpitations when I was in the hospital recovering; upon monitoring, they told me it was normal. The 2 Hour drive to my mothers house – I kept having palpitations & later figured out after reading the booklet that it was probably because I was wearing a Bluetooth headset/necklace jobbie, the L side no further than 1” from my incision!

 

Aside from that, I have been careful...

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test mode?

About 2 months ago I was checking online with my laptop which of course I put on my chest totally forgetting I had a PM I started to get that strange feeling( when they slow your HR down during testing) realized my mistake and moved my laptop immediatly which was fine, now here i am two months later and still get that test mode feeling lasting upto 2 or so days my HR isn't slow however as i've tested it during these episodes BP is fine and pulse is around 70 BPM so I'm stumped. I...

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Ultra Sound

Hi all I am wondering if it is okay to have ultra sound cleaning to my teeth or will it affect my two lead pacemaker as any one had this procedure done thanks in advance

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Pacemaker and car remote not locking?

Hi all. I have a Dual lead pm, 2,5 yrs already. Is it possible that a car remote can jam, meaning not lock due to my pacemaker? Do my pm signals jam the remote? Car beeps and says “Key not detected”.... and I changed the batteries of both the remotes but still it happens when I try locking the car. Weird. It only happens with me, but no one else that drives the car. Sounds crazy hey. Anyone else experience it? 😊

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Airport metal detectors

I travel a lot. Often 3-4 airports a week and once a month outside the country. I've got an ICD/pacemaker and I'm paced about 95% of the time. 

For the first few months I was very diligent at showing my card and waiting to go through the back-scatter machines or get the pat down service at the security checks.

But then one day, I decided to walk through the upright to see what would happen... would I set it off? would my pacing stop? Would it shock me?  I closed...

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Concerts

Has anybody had a problem at a concert sittong to close to speakers 

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Pacemakers and electromagnetic fields and interference

 Hi everyone! New to this club and to pacemaker equipment as of January 29th, 2019. Wondering if anyone out there is a Mechanic or a Welder that also has a pacemaker and how it has changed their work place day to day stuff. Things that could affect the pacemaker operation, what to avoid and what to do to protect so can do normal routine of job. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I enjoy my work and want to continue it.

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Diagnostic scales and ICD

I asked my cardiologist today about electronic diagnostic scales and ICD and insisted for a straight answer. Here is what I get: "Better not."

 

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Diagnostic scales and ICD

I'm thinking of getting a diagnostic scale to check my body water.

Is it safe with my ICD?

 

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Earbuds and ICD

I'm thinking of getting wifi earbuds to use in my walks.

Is it safe to use with my ICD?

 

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Apple Watch or Fitbit

I had a PM installed 3/4/19 and have some questions about wearing an Apple Watch or Fitbit for self-monitoring and general travel. Obviously I do not have a clear understanding how this all works. 

1. Will the devices interfere with my PM?

2. If not, which one offers the best information?

3. Do I carry my Merlin Transmitter with me when I stay in a motel?

4. How am I monitored during the day when I am outside, shopping, or riding in a car?

Thank you for...

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Pacemaker

I recently had an Edora 8 DR-T pacemaker installed.  I do small welding jobs and wondering if anyone has had any experience using a welder and if so what precautions should I take and what to expect.

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Worth repeating - Macular Degeneration

I posted  amsg a nonth or so ago called "The hazards of Growing Old"  It was all about an eye problem caslled Macular degeneration.  I just rec'd a comment thatmay be of interest to anyone w/ the probl;em.  Copy of the comment at end of this post.  BTW:  I visited a US veterans Administration Low Vision clinic about a month ago & learned a lot about availability of devices to help.  there is an outfit in St petersburg, FL (not Russi...

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magnets

Hello,

 

In addition to having a pacemaker, I use a CPAP machine for sleep apnea.  I recently was upgraded to a newer CPAP.  The straps for the nose mask have magnetic clips on either side.  The magnets attach the straps and sit about 1/2 way between the bottom of my jawbone and my ears.  The CPAP tech had literature saying that the magnets should not interfere with a pacemaker.  The magnets are small, and I am inclined to believe they are not a...

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My cardio messenger

Is my phone interfering (spelling not my strong suit) with my cardio messenger? Am I supposed to keep them a certain distance away from each other. Does that mean using my phone is blocking messenger from connecting with my doctor?

Also I had a weird 10 second thing my heart started beating really fast. I obviously noticed and tried to Pace my breathing, and it slowed but isn't the pacemaker soposed to keep that from happening?

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Pacer and walker

Just wanted to find out if anyone else had this experience.  For several weeks I’ve been pushing a walker due to arthritic knees.  I can actually walk just fine; the walker helps me get around more confidently.  A few days ago I was  visiting my husband at a really large hospital.  While I was walking with his entourage who were moving him to a new room, we stopped to wait for an elevator.  It was then that I felt light-headed and “funn...

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Industrial Elevators

Do Industrial type elevators the ones that can carry large stuff cause problems with pacing devices and if so should I worry if their is an Interferece. I had to use one twice today. After I came back up I felt like their may have been an Interference but it only lasted about a second or two.

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teeth cleaning

does a ultasonic scaler interfere with the pace maker Edora 8 DR-t

Went to the dentist they said some pacemakers are not compatable with the ultasonic scaler?

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my pacemaker and a tens machine

has anyone ever had any issues using a ten machine with their pacemakers? Physio uses one on my lower back and now I have an ache on the left side of my chest, just wondering if its from the tens machine or just coincidence.

 

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