Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Garden perimeter wire

I'm considering getting a robot lawnmower and understand most of them come with a wire you run along the perimeter of your lawn to guide the mower. This is an electric wire which is to be plugged in.

Is there any interference from this wire and my ICD/pacemaker? Does the 6"rule apply?

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Pacemaker and rechargeable neck fan

I'm new to the Pacemaker Club. I got my PM a month ago and am just learning the ropes. I do a lot of outdoor dancing and with the summer near I was interested in purchasing the kind of neck fan that is in the shape of a horseshoe and rests at the base of your neck. It is rechargeable. Most models hang low enough on either side of your neck that the left side will be closer than 6 inches from my device. Does anyone have experience using one of these fans? Nothing I can find in the des...

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Electric mixers

Will it affect your pacemaker to use a electric mixer?

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Rife Machine

Has anyone encountered p;roblems using the Rife Machine?

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Pacemakers and intimacy

This may seem odd, but I am having trouble finding the answers anywhere online. I've recently been trying to date again and it has me asking a couple of questions:

1) does it cause problems being intimately close, even snuggling, with someone else who has a pacemaker?

2) I met someone who is one of those people who is magnetized. Where even carrying a watch or a cell phone close to their body will cause the watch/cell phone to stop working. Could being close to a person l...

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Endoscopy

My first PM was implanted in 1980, when I was 14 months old. I have a complete heart block, so PM dependent. Right now I am bi-v paced and have epicardial leads.  I have had too many complications to list due to mistakes that were made along the way, including multiple lead failures. I had open heart surgery in 2017 to repair SVC syndrome which is why I have  epicardial leads.

My extremely long and complicated medical history leaves me concerned . &nbs...

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Van de Graaff

I'd like to run a Van de Graaff experiment in my class, but there are places that suggest that's inadvisable.

https://melscience.com/US-en/physics/experiments/physics-van-de-graaff-generator_2-generator/#section-safety

https://spark.iop.org/van-de-graaff-generator-safety

https://web.physics.wustl.edu/introphys/Archives/SP16/Electrostatics_SP16.pdf

The Voltage is high, but the current is low.
Human skin has a high resistance 500-1000Ohms and a poor conducto...

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Cordless Drill-Drivers, Cordless Impact Drivers

Opinions on using (not using) cordless impact tools i.e. 18V-20V cordless drill-Drivers (Hammer Drills) and Impact Drivers (1/4" drive and 1/2" drive)

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI

I just joined the club today so I don't know my way around yet and this is my first post.  Likely this topic has been discussed elsewhere but my clumsy use of the search algorithm was in vain.   I am the owner of a  Medtronic Percepta CRT-P MRI that was installed on the left side in Dec 2022.  I had rotator cuff surgery on this shoulder in 2020, the result of a bench press injury.   Now it seems osteo arthritis is at work there, the investigation thereof requires...

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iPods and headphones

Does anyone use either iPods or wireless headphones with their pacemaker. I'm new to this. Got my PM in Jan. Still adjusting and trying to learn all the "don't s". 
 

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BRAVO test for acid reflux

Has anyone had a BRAVO test?  It's a GI test to check for acid reflux. A capsule I'd put on your esophagus to measure acid reflux. The capsule falls off in 48 hours and is eliminated.

or have you had any other tests for acid?

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Dental Devices

Hi, my wife had 2 cable pacemaker installed 3 years ago due to AV full block. She is pacemaker dependent. During dental treatment, the pacemaker is put in asynchronous mode so that the devices do not interfere. It's annoying that to get it asynchronous each dental session. I consulted with different cardiologist. He said that there is no need, with recent technologies there is no need to set asynchronous mode while dental treatment. Anyone have similar experience? Thanks for your res...

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High Voltage Transmission Lines - Interference?

Hi, I have a medtronic pacemaker (it is in bipolar mode - I think that's relevant to my question based on my research thus far!).  I am considering buying a home that is adjacent to high voltage transmission lines (230kV).  The backyard literally backs up to the transmission lines/right of way, so they would be very close.  Would this be a concern for my pacemaker?  I have found some articles and comments here and elsewhere that it is fine to pass under these...

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Another thank you

Thank you, Gemita.

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A big thank you

I'm unable to find an individual reply button for resposes to my question from yesterday, so I'll just send a big "Thank you" to Tracy E, Lavender, Agent 86x and Old Male for all the great advice.  It's very helpful.  If anyone out there can point me to a "reply" button here, please pass it along.

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Riding Lawnmowers

I had a pacemaker put in November 27, 2022. I have a medtronic model W1DRO1 with 2 leads. Does anyone out there have a problem with their pacemaker using a riding lawnmower.  I will check with my doctor and see what he says but I was wondering if any of the pacemaker club has had a problem.

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Just joined

Hello all:

I got a Biotronik dual chamber pacemaker implant last Thursday (March 2nd) and I'm still getting familiar with all the does and don'ts of living with it. 

What I'm confused about here is the power tool restrictions, mainly gas powered ones.  We live on 2 1/2 acres of trees, brush, rocks, critters ( well, you get the picture).  I have a gas powered weed whacker, 2 gas powered chain saws, a gas powered pole saw and a multitude of electric power...

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Casino's

Will slot games in a casino cause problems?

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Portable Induction NuWave

We have a NuWave portable induction cooker.  My husband is the only one who uses it.  It sits on our countertop but is only plugged in when in use.  He also buys the specific pans that work with the cook top.  If this system is not plugged in can it still cause me a problem if I am near the cook top or the pans which hang above my stove?

 

 

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Pacemaker and Work

75 and work full time around electrostatic products and electrical equipment.  

I need a heart valve replacement (TAVR) but they say I have to have a pacemaker first and it's scheduled for Feb. 17th, 2023.   

Concerned that my employer may have an issue with my working around sensitive product we coat.  We us ionizors and wear antistatic jackets and foot straps.  Is there any type of a vest I could wear to protect myself and the product we make an...

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