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Since we found out that using a bodyfat tester was not recommended for ICD patients I was wondering if the same applies to touch-screen monitors. I know that they use some kind of electric current to calculate where your finger is pressing on the screen. With things like the iPhone coming out and other entertainment devices like touch-screen games you see at bars etc. I wonder if there is a risk of unnecessary shock from using touch screens. Hmmmm....
This post has nothing to do with pacemakers, it's all for fun.
Over the course of his career, Stephen King has provided plenty of material for Hollywood to work with. Can you unscramble his other page-to-screen titles?
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I am only one month post-op with my PM, but am looking forward to going to the pool soon. Do any ladies have ideas of a suit style that will hide my scar (I read that sun exposure will cause darkening), and cover my "bump"? There has to be others who have had to figure this out among you all. Thanks
Hi pacer world,
I'm sure you all remember Tammy (member name: tcrabtree85). Well, I just got an update from her and she made it through her ablation and she is feeling well (she just sounds a bit tired, but that's expected). Her ablation lasted 3 hours, which she said is the shortest one she's had. Her pulse is now 70! (vs. 100 or so before the ablation).
She is just waiting to get the okay to move around, and she should be discharged tomorrow afternoon. Why they are unleashing this...
The weather has not been the best here in Alberta, Canada and lately we have been getting our fair share of rain, thunder and lightening. My question is, does anyone have concerns about being out when lightening is happening - we are probably be more succeptable in being hit then someone without a pm. Within the last week, several people have been hit by lightening here in Alberta.
hi my name is Ashley Amaro I went into a hot tub one day in the summer of 2005 and I also went in a pool too and in a couple of minutes my lips and fingertips turned a blue color after about ten minutes and later that summer I went to my doctor in Boston Mass and I told her and she was shocked she said no more hot tubs I can go in them but then can not be any hotter then 82 degrees please e-mail me a firstname.lastname@example.org thanks
has anyone read this book? I'm curious if it's worth $50
We have learned that when you are welding with a pacemaker and/or defib the unit will shut off and should you go into Afib or Vtach the unit will not work. That is the reason they gave us when my husband received his unit. He was so disappointed to hear he could not weld. He was a welder and now welds as a hobby restoring old cars and making anything he can out of steel.
We did some research and finally came up with a coat which will soon be made into a vest. He wears this coat an...
Canadian hospitals participate in first-ever clinical trial to evaluate new pacemaker system designed for use in MRI machines
Monday June 18
Unique pacemaker and lead features could enable hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to get MRI scans even with an implanted cardiac device.
Physicians at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C., Foothills HSC in Calgary, AB, Hôpital Laval in Québec, Montreal Heart Institute, Québec, and the London HSC in Ontario are partici...
The EPFX/SCIO scans the electromagnetic frequencies of the body similar to the virus-scan on a computer. I had a diagnostic session the other day and while they would not hook me up in the same way they monitored my wife, the session seemed to be helpful just being next to the computer.
My concern is that if they do not want to hook me up in the regular manner, perhaps this tool is not for me. Sad, if so, since it seems to be a remarkable device.
Hello, I'm a 34 yo male and have had a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker for about 3 months now, working beautifully. A couple days ago however, it took a direct hit from my 9 year old son's flying elbow during some horseplay :) which shoved it inward and pulled the skin over it. It still seems to be working just fine, but the site is extremely tender and there's this internal itch throughout the entire area that is driving me insane. Seems like a silly thing to call my electrophysiologist abo...
Hello My Friends - I am back and so happy to be reading and sending messages. Other than a great big "OWIE" I am doing great. Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts on my behalf. It is appreciated more than I can ever tell you. And, our little Valerie surely made everything so much better from the moment I saw her. What a lovely, sweet young lady. Her parents have done a fine job raising her; I wish more parents raised children like Val! I love you all for your caring and kindne...
Some cardiac-device recipients don't want to give up sports, so a medical registry tracks how they're doing.
BY CHRISTOPHER SNOWBECK PIONEER PRESS
For heart patients who have defibrillators implanted in their chests, the conventional wisdom when it comes to competitive sports is simple: Stick to golf. Or bowling.
Doctors worry that rigorous athletic activity could stress a patient's heart and prompt either an appropriate or inappropriate shoc...
I had my ICD put in on June 8th, and was feeling remarkably good. Before the implantation I was feeling pretty hopeless and emotionally dead, I just couldn't cope. Following the surgery I was a little sore but sort of went back into "normal" mode emotionally. In fact, I stopped thinking about the big issues and was just relieved the surgery went so smoothly. Friday night while out with friends, I got shocked once. Not only was I completely surprised by it, I was also very...
Good morning to All,
Well a year is almost passed that pacemaker was implanted and Thankful for new lease on life. Still have some issue that need answering but have not found them yet!! so here it goes to all of you any suggestion /comments ? Is this the way it will always be????
1) Still the numbness continue on the letf side and yes the arm too always seems asleep Why?
2) When I bend over to tie shoes are scrub floors the chest feels so very heavy Why?
3) Sometimes I...
Just here to introduce myself...and I must say, I'm quite thankful that a club like this exists! So far, the information that I've learned has been extremely helpful, especially in calming my nerves.
Please, drop me a line...would adore meeting you!
I AM IN MY FOURTH WEEK SINCE MY PM WAS IMPLANTED. AM FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL BETER, CANNOT GO BACK TO WORK AS OF YET (ONLY A PART-TIME JOB). I STILL HAVE RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD LIMIT MY WORK POSITION. I WISH MY DOCTOR HAD SAT DOWN AND EXPLAINED WHAT THINGS TO LOOK FOR THAT WERE NORMAL AFTER A PM. HAVE HAD TO CALL THE DOCTOR SEVERAL TIMES TO ASK QUETIONS. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
happy father's day to all the father's out there. our sight is made up of young old men women and there are many father's who to-day are honoured for being there. as for my own father he was great. life was different then and the expectations were different. all i can say is he took little for himself and saw that all five of us were educated and could fend for ourselves. he stayed when many would not have. he didn't have a father long himself so he had no one to identify with. so my advice is l...
hi have anyone with a icd had problens with reciveing dissability
I've had a dual chamber pacemaker (due to congenital heart block) for the past 16 years. I'm scheduled in a couple of weeks for my third generator change. Not to concerned about that, but it was recently suggested to me by my EP that I may be in need of lead extraction. Ok I have to admit I had never even heard of this until a few weeks ago. So now I've been reading about it like mad and must say I'm pretty afraid of it. He says that in younger patients like myself he doe...