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Interference with pacemaker/ICD

While I have had my pacemaker/ICD since June, 2019....it was not until weeks ago that I am now totally dependant on my device.  This of course creates anxiety over its reliability and interferences. 

While I have always been cautious.....it seems now to be a priority as a failure on my device would be catastrophic.

I have read from my manufacturers website all the items that are safe or to use precautions......BUT, I am curious if you can share what items/procedures...

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Pacing and pain

Hi,

I had to get a pacemaker in October 2019. My electrical system was nicked, when a new aortic valve was replaced, which led me to get the pacemaker. 
Every day, I feel the "kick" in the middle of my chest, right between my breasts. It's a very quick, sometimes a little sharp, pain. It is usually one kick, maybe two, hours apart. 
Yesterday, they started more often and a little more sharp. It feels like what I would imagine a baby kicking inside...

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Sore shoulder

Can you use Biofreeze on a sore shoulder, if you have pacemaker?

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Pacemaker replacement problems

Had my first Medtronic 2-lead pacemaker implanted on my birthday (lucky me) in 2009, and had it replaced the day before Thanksgiving in 2019.  Instead of the old style transmittal device, I was issued the new Medtronic wireless Home Communicator.  I have experienced problems with breathing and sleeping since the new pacemaker was implanted.  Yesterday, I unplugged the thing and have felt better since then.  Tomorrow (Monday) I'll talk with my doctor over the phone to t...

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Will a 'powerspin' interfere with my PM? Static electricity.

Hi,

I am trying to rehab my shoulder from a frozen shoulder and I just bought one of these -

https://powerballs.com/shop/powerspin-isometric-exerciser

 

It says on the box - don't use it with any kind of heart condition!

Do you think it will interfere with my pacemaker or are they just covering themselves over the 'exercise' nature of the product, raising the heart rate etc.

 

It does seem to generate a little bit of static elect...

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Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for bone healing

Hi, is low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for bone healing - (left clavicle, near the PM) okay if I have a pacmaker?

 

Thankyou all!

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Massager

I have bought a maxkare neck and back massager. It says not to use if you have a pm.

as I only want it for my lower back would it be ok?

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Pacemaker-defib icd

question   will gs tracking unit in work truck interfer with Pacer, My company has taken me off the job for fear tracking unit will interfer with my pacer

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Pacemakers and MEDALLIONS on Cruise Ships

I am unable to get a straight answer from the Cruise Lines. My question is whether these MEDALLIONS will affect my pacemaker. I don't want to be in a packed elevator with MEDALLIONS. 

I was told I could use the stairs but that is not an option for me. 

Can anyone help me?

Thank you, Lorraine 

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Virtual Reality (VR) and pacemakers.

Hello PM community! I wanted to ask if i can use a VR headset like the Oculus Quest, (or other) without it doing any harm to me. 

I have no problems with cell-phone VRs.

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Pacemaker Shielding Materials

Please help!

I've had a Medtronic Advisa for the past 9 years. For the past few years all has been well. But late last year my PM check-up showed a 30 second pacing inhibition. When it occurred I was staying at a large rented property that my husband runs a classical musical festival at. I've been there twice a year for 5 years with no incident.

PM tech suggested the inhibition was caused by either a faulty shower or ungrounded appliance. But I've checked with the owne...

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Pacemaker

Pacemaker with MRI compatibility for patients who have bullet in the body is useful or Not?

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LED Whitening

Hi everyone, 

I was wondering if LED teeth white ing systems interfere with PMs? 
 

thanks :)

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Hairdressing

Recent questions from members about haidressing have tended to be about driers etc. My concern is the clippers. I have to keep even fairly weak magnetic fields , e.g. from loudspeakers i mobile 'phones, away (so must always hold my 'phone to my RIGHT ear, and AC fields, e.g. from induction hobs, or welders are also likely to scramble the programming. I know the motors in hair clippers are very small, but is there any possibly that they could be a problem if they come very close t...

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Beauty Devices

Is the info on devises just to cover their butt

or can you use them? What about lasers,

ultherapy,etc. Would like to participate in the new anti aging devises that do really work now adays but can't get a straight answer. So maybe I already have it, No.  Any more info on the subject?

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Digita Scale's

Hi, can anyone recommend a good digital scale that does NOT interfere witha PM?

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Headphones

I have just had a pacemaker implanted. I use headphones with a cable lead to listen to my my CD player or my TV so not disturb the neighbours. Will it interfere with my pacemeker and how about if I  get new headphones with Bluetooth and listen wirelessly? Thanks for any advive....  .  

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Magnet in Joule Sous vide cooker danger to pacemaker

I purchased a Joule Sous vide for cooking but there was a warning in the instructions about keeping the magnet in it away from pacemakers. How far away? Should I return it. How dangerous is this if I use it in the kitchen while my husband with a pacemaker is there?

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EMI measurement

my manual from Biotronik speaks to electro magnetic interference and care to avoid.  Airport scanners both walk through and hand held and the chain saw???  Does anyone have any experience with quality EMI measurement devices that might be worth using to measure the amount of EMI present?

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lawn mowers

I have read in other places that lawn mowers will interfere.  Any experiences with this?

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