Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Electromagnetic interference

Hey there PM/ICD friends. My husband Bob and I are just back from a month-long road trip from our home near Seattle through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California and back north. One of the highlights was meeting Dominique (Stepford_Wife) in Colorado, and unfortunately I caught a bug as we were leaving New Mexico and was unable to meet Susan (Queen_Beez) in Arizona as planned. To my question though: we are members of Triple A (AAA, a travel club that provides maps, lodging info etc) and as we...

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Rollercoasters

I was always told that I couldnt go on rollercoasters with a pacemaker because it puts strain on your heart. Is this true or has anyone had any experiences with that? I've been a couple but they werent really that scary no loops or really steep.... I really want to go to magic mountain someday :)

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WHAT IS SAFE IN MY WORKPACE

I AM RECOVERING FROM THE IMPLANTATION OF MY DEVICE
YESTERDAY AND WAS SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION
ABOUT THE EFFECTS UPON ME FROM MACHINERY THAT I
HAVE BEEN INSTALLING, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND
MAINTAINING AT MY WORKPLACE FOR, GOING ON 36 YEARS. WHAT I HAVE GLEANED THUS FAR IS THAT I AM
STILL ALIVE, FEELING MUCH BETTER AND WONDERING IF
I WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO MY WORK WHICH INCLUDES RATHER HIGH POWER INDUCTION HEATING GENERATORS, INDUCTION WELDERS, HIGH POWER AC AND DC W...

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BLUETOOTH INTERFERENCE

Just to let you know that my friend who I made in hospital has had to return his car bluetooth device as it interfered with his pacemaker and made him feel unwell as soon as he turned it on. He has an icd pacemaker.

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Museum frenzy

Whoa... I went on a field trip to D.C on Thursday. Well, the first stop was the Holocaust museum. My mom chaperoned and she said she didn't think that the metal detectors would go off. They did, one big dude searched me with the wand thing, and let me go. Then we went to the National Archives. But that, I was smart and showed my card! Long story short- always show your card!

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A Buzz in the chest

I've had my pacemaker for about 3 months now and had a strange thing happen the other night and wonder if anyone else has had this or was it just my imagination.
I was standing at the kitchen stove, about 3 feet away from the microwave with the microwave running - have been told by the pacemaker tech and others that microwave ovens were no longer a problem, I really wasn't worried about it, but while I was standing there I noticed a small vibration that felt like a slight "buzzing" in the c...

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sat

Hi,

I have had my pacemaker for 1 yr now. My question is does any one that has a pace maker, does you shoulder burn like it is a strain on it where the pm is. I haven't had any more problems since I got the pm. I was just interest to know. How much weight are you suppose to pickup with the pm in anyway.

Sandra

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pacemaker and hearing aids

I would like some information on which hearing aids interfere and which ones are ok to use with a St.Jude Medical Identity ADx 5380, or where I could find this information. Tanks fo any help, Roberto 123

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Wii?

Ok, I heard from ela-girl that a Wii's infrared will interfere with a PM. I'm not doubting her, but I just wondered if it was true.

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Discrimination

I recently applied for a Corgi online. When the lady called me to talk to me about adopting the dog, I had to ask her to call me back because, I had my telephone appt. to check my pacer. It seemed like as soon as I said pacemaker, I didn't get the Dog, I just wondered if they declined me because of the pacer...........I will get a dog again, when i am ready, but I wonder if these special organizations who only rescue certain breeds, would cut someone like me out for having a battery in me.......

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electric massager

HELLO...DOES ANYONE KNOW IF AN ELECTRIC MASSAGER IS OK TO USE WITH A PACEMAKER. MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME ONE A WHILE AGO BEFORE ALL OF MY CARDIAC ISSUES. I LOVED IT. DO YOU THINK I CAN BRING IT OUT AGAIN??

HOLLY

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APPLE I POD INTERFERENCE

For those of you who dont know it was reported by Reuters that a study at the Cardiovascular Institute at Michigan State University of the effects of IPODS on pacemakers concluded the following. In most cases an APPLE IPOD held within 50mm of the pacemaker for 5-10 seconds interfered with its functioning. Interference was detected also at 450mm. In one case a pacemaker stopped fuctioning altogether. No other IPODS were tested. But we must conclude from this study that we should not buy or use an...

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palpatations

Hi everyone .Can voltage cause a problem to pacemaker in a sign of a couple of palpatations Thank you all.

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riding a motorbike

G'day! Can anyone please tell me whether it's still ok to ride a motorbike once the pacemaker settles in?

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EMF and Electrical Field concerns for Electrical Contractor

This was originally posted in Travel and Work forum - I'd like more commentary if possible, so I thought I'd post it under this category:

I am wondering if there are any electrical contractors out there who have a pacemaker and are working in a different work site or location every day. How do you manage the uncertaintly of magnetic field and electrical current levels if your job requires that you visit a different customer (sometimes power plants) every day?

I would appre...

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eye glasses & PM

HI Guys,
I experience some sort of burning twtches & slight pain when I put my metal rimed eye glasses in shirt poicket above pace maker doctors cannot explain this . I have a "Neway "VDDR, Sorin PM. Has anyone experienced this effect? Keep well allyou paccers.

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cell phone and pm


dear members,

it is said that use of cell phones with bluetooth will interfere the functioning of pm.all modern handsets and cordless earphones are with this technolopgy.what can I do ?

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EMC - Electromagnetic Compatibility

I am a brand new member of this club, so do not have the benefit of past discussions. I wonder whether anyone has quantitative information on electric, magnetic and RF (radio frequency) field intensity thresholds for a St. Jude Medical Bradycardia pacemaker? I would like to have field strength limits in Volts/meter, Gauss, mW/cm2, etc., with associated frequencies. So far, I have been unable to get this information from St. Jude Medical.

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Battery Operated Cordless Drills

G'day folks -

New member - 5 days into a dual stage rate adaptable device. Mighty sore shoulder, but no worries.

Question - it appears electric drills and other hand held electric devices are perceived to be okay to use, but what about my all-important Dewalt 18v cordless drill? Although a desk jockey (software officer), I can't imagine home life without my beloved drill.

All comments welcome. Thank you.

-KT

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Wondering about new cell jammers

Hi All,

Having read about the new (still illegal here) cell phone jammers that cut off cell phone connections (not sure how works tho) does anyone know if these things will affect our PM/ICD's? Plan to ask my EP @ next check-up but that isn't until Jan. 2008.

Had a not great experience today. As I am 100% PM dependent I had to go thru a security to get into a work site I have not visited before. Not the airport. So I told the security guy that I couldn't go thru the walk-...

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