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Apple Watch

Does anyone have any idea about potential interference or problems when wearing an Apple Watch on the left wrist or the magnetic charging cable?  Thanks!

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Pacemaker

I recently purchased a sleep number bed.  After receiving it I read that it had magnets in the mattress.  I am wondering if there is anything I need to worry about regarding the magnets.

 

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VHS radio

Hello, Since getting my new kayak I'm having a great time collecting "stuff" for trips and one thing that is impotant for safety at sea is a VHS radio. Since it uses RF waves I did wonder if there could be any interferance, I very much doubt it but thorght I would ask, just in case.

Thanks Jane

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MEDTRONIC I.C.D.

Hi,

a few days ago I also had a vibration in my chest from my I.C.D. Lasted just a few seconds but kept repeating at irregular intervals during the day. It came from my I.C.D. The best description is 'like a phone on silent, just vibrates on a call". Spoke to my Pacemaker clinic at my local hospital who asked me to make a Manual Download to thier computer. They called me the next day and said,'Nothing to report in the download. All seemed normal. They also said they ha...

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What to do about MRI's

Hello groovey people in Pacemaker world.    Im 49 yrs old and about to get a Pacemaker implant for the first time.  Im still getting my head around this new world. But thanks to you and some research Im feeling more comfortable and positive about the future.   

My question is what to do about MRIs?   I have some other issues like Radial, Cubital and Carprel Tunnel.  And seem to be an MRI addict as I get them nearly every year.  What do I do now wi...

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Will Automatic vacuum intervene with pacemaker?

I wanted to get an automatic vacuum, the one that cleans the floor it’s self and when it is low on battery it automaticity goes to its base (that is plugged in before) to recharge.

 

Will the Automatic vacuum intervene with a pacemaker?

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Electrocardioversion

Thanks for your comments.  In answer to your questions, I know 1200 jules is a lot. I don't know what exactly they did, I just heard the doctor say turn it to 1200 jules before they did it.

I don't know if it hurt my pacemaker,I doubt it. But I have I  have been feeling a buzzing sensation  coming from the pacemaker and mild lightheadedness.[

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Electrical Room

Hi all,

Just looking ahead and wondering how I would check the "magnetism" of a room. I work in an industrial processing plant that has an electrical room where the main and secondary controls are. There are other electrical banks and panels in there along with control charts that I change on a daily basis. I'd like to find out this info in case I end up getting a pm. 

Inside the facility there are large pieces of equipment powered by large motors some...

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Irregular BMP

My Medtronic device was replaced sept17 from dual to a single chamber. Since May I have been experiencing up to 170 BPM to a low of 35. My pacemaker is set to 60 as resting. These irregularities seem to happen mostly early morning around 4:00 a.m. until perhaps 10:00. the rest of the day is relatively normal.

With the dual chamber things ran smoothly but a resulting infection necessitated the total removal and replacement.

My meds are Bisoprolol 5mg and this week started taking El...

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welding

anyone on this site weld with having an implant? ive had my defibulator since 2012 and havent welded since. really would love to start making my own repairs again. thanks

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Fork lifts

So been thinking about getting my forklift operators license. However I am worried that there could be issues driving one. I am 100% paced but have 3rd degree av block. I am about to be 30 I .Good health besides the pacemaker

 

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Generator

So where I work they use generators. Anyone know if that would affect my pacemaker? Not 100% paced and have 3rd degree ac block.

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Wired vs wireless headphones

I have wireless surround headphones for my pc and ps4. Both trip my pacemaker and put me into asynchronous test mode.  Makes me feel yucky.  My wired surround headphones and my PS virtual reality visor with headphones doesn't affect me at all because they're wired.  Why is that and would all wired headphones be safe to use?

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pacemaker implant

My implant was done in March 2017.  About  4-5 months later I have been seeing huge beautiful blue

halos around the moon and other types of lights, as well as huge rainbow coloured halos

around street and dusk to dawn lights. My vision is not in any way affected by these nightly

halos.,  Please advise whether this is normal or should I be concerned.

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Interference

I live in AZ where as you may know they are doing a lot of testing of autonomous cars (self driving). I can't help but notice pretty much anywhere I go here one of those driverless cars shows up. Do you think my CRT-D might be emitting a signal that's attracting them?

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Pacemaker inerfering with camera focus

I got a different pasemaker 2 years ago. I have had focus issues with my DSLR since I got this new model pacemakr. I have sent my camera in for repair several times ...no problem found. just got back from vacation and and all 3000 images are useless.

Any one heard of this kind of problem.

I just got the camera back last night from repair. MY camera and lenses working fine. I will run some tests from from varius distances with a remote shutter release to see how far away I can be a...

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Digital dryer

I have recently had a pacemaker fitted ( 7 weeks ago) and every time I go near the dryer in my kitchen,  it lights up and makes the noises it usually makes when programming it. Is this normal? At the moment my children find it quite amusing but I am starting to worry that it will interfere with my pacemaker 

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Working in high voltage electrical equipme nt

Dear fellow members,

Anybody out there having a permanent PM with MRI compatible and working in high  voltage switchgear room, electric motors, power turbines, welding activitied, and UPS system?. I have just my PM (MRI COMPATIBLE) implantation last 2 weeks and I was been declared unfit by my  company Doctor to work again as I will  considered to be a high risk in working environment.

Thank you in advance for all the comments.

Henry

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unfit for work

I am a 56 years old, offshore worker working as Elect'l and Inst. Technician in oil and gas installation with a symptomatic slow heart rate which will go down to 25BPM. Usually my working environment are mostly in switchgear room with 35KV power supply, welding environment, Unterruptible power supply and oil and gas platform. Two weeks after my PM implantation ( MEDTRONIC, MODEL ENSURA DR MRI SURE SCAN, MRI COMPATIBLE. I undergo for my company required annual...

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Aircraft comms and transponders

I have a PM and I am now 100% paced. I fly ultralight aircraft from time to time. I have checked power ratings for comms radio and transponder and concluded that the radio at 7W will not cause an interference problem but the transponder at 130W would be a problem. I no longer fly in aircraft where a transponder is fitted or I make sure it is turned off. Has anyone else come across this issue ?

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