Pacemaker and circulation devices

Hi, i have had a pacemaker fitted and wanted to use a circulation booster device. I have read the small print for revititive and ot states i cant use their device. Does anyone know any circulation booster devices which can be used with a Pacemaker.


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Circulation boosters

by LondonAndy - 2018-01-20 05:53:45

I had to Google what one of these was, and found that they work by electrical stimulations.  As you rightly say, in their FAQs they state that anyone with an electronic implanted device such as a pacemaker cannot use them, and personally I would not use anything that electrically stimulates any part of me. 

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by Gotrhythm - 2018-01-22 16:45:05

Forever curious, I too had to look up "circulation booster."

It looks to me like some form of a TENS unit. The jury is out as to whether pacemaker recipients should completely avoid them. The eletrical impulses don't really spred very far from the electrode site, so I think as long as you use it only on the extremities, you should be okay.

My totally inexpert opinion is that using the device on the feet would probably be safe. However, I notice it can also be used elsewhere on the body. I wouldn't use it on my back, neck, shoulders or chest.

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