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600 MW CoGen Power Station

I don't have an ICD - yet. My doctor is recommending that I get one, and sent me to an Electrophysiologist. During the visit, the question was asked, "What do you do for a living?" My reply, "I&E Technician." Next question, "Where do you work?" "At a 600 MW CoGen Facility", I replied. With raised brow, he asked, "How often do you go around the generators?" I shot back, "Daily." With lowered brow, he asked, "Can they tran...

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Can I use a tractor lawn mower?

Just a question......I have a large lawn and use a tractor lawn mower.  I got my PM on April 6th and was wondering when it is safe to start cutting the grass again.  Will this cause any interference or damage?  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Apple Watches or Fit Bit Watches

Does anyone knowl if it's ok to wear an Apple Watch or a FitBit Watch if you have a ICD, because of the magnets in them?

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Las Vegas with new pace maker

Hello All,

I had my buddy ( pace maker ) placed 7 weeks ago due to bradycardia and honestly I feel so much better. I went to Las Vegas over the weekend for a romantic getaway and ended up coming back the next day. My question is has any one gone to Vegas and had similar symptoms that were there before your pace maker was placed come back?  I had the lightheadedness, nasuea and heart fluttering start again. Now that i'm back home I feel great again. So strange and going crazy th...

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Metal detectors at Customs

Hi all.  I haven't posted in a long while.  Hubby and I are going to South Korea soon and I am getting more anxious as time goes by.  This is the first flight I've made since having my pacemaker installed.  And the first time I've been overseas in over 40 years.  Hubby has never been out of North America. 

I know I have to let security at the airport know I have the pacemaker, but I don't know about South Korean Customs.  They have an i...

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METAL DETECTOR

Anybody use a metal detector? Any problems?

 

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New Tempur-Pedic Mattress

My husband surprised me with a new Tempur-Pedic mattress that has massage features and raises head and legs. This is all electric and I don't know what else??? My concern is my pacemaker. Does anyone have such a mattress?  I'm always concerned with interferences. I welcome any advice.

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Hybrid Cars

I have had my pacemaker about 5 months.  It is set so it will take over if my heart-rate goes below 60 bpm but I also have SVT which is controlled by medication.  When I ride in our Lexus Hybrid I have noticed that my heart rate increases. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with Hybrid or electric cars.

Thanks

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EMF protectors

Has anyone ever used an EMF protector in their home or a portable one that you wear?

 Thank you 

 

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Gas and electric garden and shop tools

I read all of the warnings on Medtronics, PM Club, and other sources web sites. I just want to know if anyone could share real experiences with Gasoline operated lawn mower, weed whacker, blower, Electric shop vac, MIG Welder, etc...

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Pacemaker interference

Article: In Vivo Study of Electromagnetic Interference With Pacemakers Caused by Everyday Electric and Magnetic Field, Dominik Stunder, MSc, Tobias Seckler, MSc, Stephan Joosten, PhD, Matthias Daniel Zink, MD, Sarah Driessen, PhD, Thomas Kraus, MD, Nikolaus Marx, MD, Andreas Napp, MD, Circulation, doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.024558, published 27 February 2017.

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Is there any Interference between my St Jude Pacemaker and my Polar M400 Heart rate monitor?

I like to run but I recently had a Pacemaker from St. Jude Medical center installed.
I have had some problems because my heart rate was at times going too low, at times, into the 40 BPM range and below, then I would black out!
I like to run and have been wearing a Polar M400 Heart Rate Monitor, it monitors my pulse, with a heart rate strap across my chest.
I don't have high blood pressure! My BP is normal, but once in a while I black out, without any warning, this...

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Well, this was a surprise!

This has all been a huge surprise! By "this", I mean needing and getting a pacemaker, realizing that my seemingly/apparently robust good health, "limitless" can-do Life experiences, and "healthy low blood pressure"...didn't keep bradycardia from being a life-limiting fact. "Surprise!"

It's been a month, now, since pacer need identified and subsequent implantation. Bottom line is that this experience and opportunity just adds to my life phi...

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Welding

Wondering if anyone out there is a welder and if they are still able to work with a PM. My husband may need one but is afraid he will have to change carrers at 57.

 

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Defribrillator

I recently posted a question about my 2017 new Durango.  I have a Defibrillator not a Pacemaker as I had said.  I hear the ICD is more sensitive to EMI than the Pacemaker.  Will the 7 or more hidden antennaes harm my ICD?  I am afraid to drive this highly electronic SUV do to all the toys that come with it (smart keyfob and so many electronics.  This is a serious question.  I'm thinking of taking it back to the dealer.  I'd like to hear from people w...

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Anyone took MRI with MRI proof Pacemaker

Hi,

I have a Dual lead Medtronic PM installed 2.5 years back. It says its MRI Surescan and my EP said I am OK to get an MRI . Now I have to get MRI for my knee and just wondering if anyone with a MRI Surescan went through an actual MRI before and what's the experience like?

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new car electronics

Will my new 2107 Dodge Durango harm my pacemaker.  It's filled with electronics

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electric car charging

The public charging points for electric cars warn pacemaker users to stay at least 2 metres away when charging the car.

Is this realistic?

Should I be concerned as to having a home fast charger (BMW make one) for their BMW i3?

I have asked the garage and they do not seem to be able to come up with an answer.

Any help, please?

Thanks,  Selwyn. 

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Pacemaker interference HELP

I'm 23 I got my pacemaker implanted in September. The four months that have passed since getting it have basically been a breeze once I adjusted. Earlier today I rode with my husband to town. He was trying to put a radio in our car, and hooked up 2 speakers to the radio to test them out. He put them in the passenger side floor board at my feet while we went to town. On the way home I started feeling really bad, I was really dizzy. Once we got home, I was so weak and dizzy he had to help m...

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Wireless gizmos

Hello,

Does anyone have their pacemaker go crazy if cell phone or wireless computer is close?  I notice it go weird and I cough and also if I lean in towards computer it feels like my right breast is being stabbed.  The pacemaker is on that side.  Am I crazy or what?

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