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weird shock ll

I found out my dads p/maker has three wires rather than two. Anybody got suggestions, email me @ d.faulk@cox.net thanks donald in louisiana

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weird shock

my dad had a p/maker inserted 2 yrs ago.Friday march 20,2009, he started getting shocked in his nose when his heart beats if he uses remote control for tv, cordless phone,110 volt heating pad, too close to a 110 volt space heater, if my mom uses the remote too close to him, a calculator, etc. On all these things, he gets shocked only when he operates it, not when it's idle. Any suggestions??????? My dad is miserable as you can imagine.. help!!!!!!!!!! donald in louisiana

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Nintendo Wii

Hi---I just read a 2006 post that anyone who has a pacer should avoid the Wii----I just had a pc 3-17-09 and planned on playing Wii w/my Grandaughters----Anyone have updated info on this? Thanks mc1

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Airport security

Is it true we're not supposed to go through airport security? It has only been the last couple of years that I have gone around. Could it cause damage to the PM?

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store alarms

I set off the store alarm system when I walked in this nice gift store yesterday. As I was trying to leave it of course went off again. The cashier had me come back in to the front of the store (with everyone watching by this point) as I tried to explain to her that I just got a pacemaker last week. She did not believe me at first and one customer actually said "you look to young to have a pacemaker". Luckily they did believe my 12 year old daughter. I had stood directly in front of the dev...

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Car Batteries

Could someone please tell me what studies show about replacing a car battery? Is it safe for pacers to do themselves or should it be done otherwise?
Thanks

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pacemakers and magnets????

Hi, I hope someone can help me. My son had a pacemaker fitted when he was 2 and he is now nearly 9 years old. When my son started school he had to a have a pacemaker care plan for the school. We spoke to his Cardiac doctor about what we needed to put on this care plan. At that point he told us that my son should not have No contact with magnets and No contact sports. So with the school heath nurse we made a care plan, which has been no problem until now. My sons head teacher has decided that thi...

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How far EMI affect pacemakers?

Hello!
I am a 48years male from India. I had a pacemaker implant last week and taking rest for now. I work in an airport and my job includes servicing, repairing and maintaining HF/VHF wireless transmitters and receivers, VHF/UHF landing aides and also radars. Except the radars all other transmitters are generally limited to 100 watts of output power. Does anybody out there work in such environment? Can anybody tell me how far the will the radiations affect my pacemaker? If I do not go n...

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Wii use

Can I use a Wii or any wireless control device around my pacemaker?

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Question about magnets

Hi there. Does anyone know if the new kitchen faucets from Delta that feature "Magna Tite" technology are safe for pacemaker patients? The Delta website states that it uses a "powerful integrated magnet" to keep the faucet sprayer head in place. I can't find any other info about the technology online. Thanks.

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PM and hair removal

Hi
Does anyone know if you can have laser hair removal with a PM in situ??????
Thanks

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motorcycle helmet headsets

My husband and I use a stereo headset attached to our helmets to communicate while riding. ( I used to lean over his shoulder and shout in his ear before we got the headsets.) The microphone is installed on the left side of the helmet and the cord plugs into a cigarette-lighter type plug on the left side of the motorcycle just below seat level. My pm is on my left side. Has anybody had any experience with this type of setup?

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USB Modem

My daughter got a dongle / USB modem that fits in the side of her laptop and connects to the internet via the mobile telephone mast. It says that it can affect pacemakers, anybody any experience of these???

I would presume it should be treated similar to a mobile phone?

She is only asking in advance of coming home on leave

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Caution - Electronic Body Fat Scales and Pacemakers

Something I was not aware of until recently when I was looking at purchasing some new electronic bathrooom scales:

Caution! Body fat monitors should not be used by anyone with a pacemaker or by pregnant women. The small electric current emitted to measure body fat could interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and may be harmful to pregnant women.

Apparently electronic body fat scales send some kind of electronice wave through your body that may disrupt the pacemaker. I...

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Warning this jacket contains magnets

The following message was emailed to the Club for posting.

We purchased a winter snow mobile jacket for Derek and didn’t notice the tag stated:

"Warning this jacket contains neodynium magnets that may cause interference with artificial pacemaker devices"

Apparently there are many jackets now that are using magnets to close over the zippers. Please forward this message to all of the pacemaker people, kids and families.

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pacemaker question

Good Evening........I have just joined the club, I have had the pacemaker implanted for a while. Would anyone know if the electric motors in the Prius auto cause disruption to the pacer?
Also does anyone have experience with radiation from amateur radio transmitters in the automobile or even cell phones. Petrus Thanks in advance

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Heating Pads

Hi,

I have just joined the PaceMaker Club and would like to know if anyone knows whether or not you can use a heating pad if you have a pacemaker. I have been told, not by my doctor, which I keep forgetting to ask, but by friends. By the way, they do not have the device. This is why I am turning to you guys for any answers or advice you might offer.

Thanks,
Donna

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DRIVING THROUGH "HOOVER DAM"

My lovely wife and I take once a year vacation to Las Vegas, NV.
My wife just got a pacemaker and we were wondering if driving through HOOVER DAM would cause any interference once it is a power generating plant. Has anyone driven through it? Thanks for the repplies!
May God Bless you all!

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PM and Defibrilating?

First of all, I have no idea if I spelled that right or if it's even a word. But the question is, what happens if a defibrillator is used on a pacemaker patient? Is that bad? Someone asked me and it occurred to me that I have no idea...
AC

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loop system interferance

morning everyone ,my hubby is also hard of hearing as well as having pm and merchanical mitral valve ,have been told that some things may interfer with pm ,hubby uses loop system wired up to tv and wears a recever round his neck witch sends signals to his hearing aids does any one no if this will interfer with his pm he hasnt used it since pm was fitted a few weeks ago thanx x

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You know you're wired when...

Your electric tooth brush interferes with your device.

Member Quotes

As for my pacemaker (almost 7 years old) I like to think of it in the terms of the old Timex commercial - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.