Protectors After PM Implantation

Hi everyone, 

somebody have expirence with protectors? What are the best of for Sports like Running, Cycling, skiing, or for car driving, Long stay with Xray-Vest ….?


6 Comments

I don't think you need a protector for non-contact sports...

by crustyg - 2022-06-10 06:48:40

...and car seat belt protectors are a very personal choice (and country dependent).

But then, perhaps I'm just lucky - I've never suffered from jogger's nipple despite a lot of miles over the last two decades.

protectors

by Tracey_E - 2022-06-10 09:51:51

There are a few good protection shirts out there but they are for impact sports like football and martial arts. 

If we take a direct hit to the pacer, we will bruise but the pacer will be fine. It's titanium. 

PM protector

by AgentX86 - 2022-06-11 00:23:42

I wouldn't bother.  If you get rapped in the chest, it's going to hurt either way.  The protector might help protect the leads  in a full speed collision but it's not going to do anything otherwise.  If you were hit hard enough to damage the PM, your body would liquify. Not much point in protecting against that.

As noted, they're useful for full contact sports, which isn't suggested anyway. I don't see anything your list where it would make sense. The one thing you might consider is a pad on your shoulder harness to keep it off your PM.  The pad is best placed over the sternum to lift the strap off the PM.  I don't use one anymore but did until my truck was totaled a year ago (didn't replace it).

x-ray vest

by AgentX86 - 2022-06-14 11:07:23

Hi again, Right.  I didn't see your comment about x-ray vest.  No, that would be a total waste of money.  I'd hate to carry that thing around, and for no reason.  We get very little x-ray radiation, outside a doctor's, or dentist's office, where we'd be protected with such a device anyway.  The little x-ray radiation we do get won't hurt us or the pacemaker.  If we were to get enough radiation to bother a pacemaker, the last thing we'd be worring about is the pacemaker.

Running

by runpacer - 2022-06-20 19:49:00

When I am not injured or ill... I run long distance. If you are a distance runner avoid wearing running vests. Yes, they are great. I own a few. However, I can no longer wear a runner's vest. The left shoulder strap will drape right over the incision of a pacemaker. That is bad news in the long run (pun intended). After a few miles you find that the vest strap irritates the pacemaker incision area. The more things loaded onto the vest the greater the irritation. Not only will this severely ache it can lead to infection that can cause major problems. What is recommended? Wear a fannypack. Ultimate Direction makes some of the best fannypacks. It will be difficult looking past all of the vests they promote but its not in our interest to run with one. I hope this helps.

no need

by dwelch - 2022-06-25 02:08:57

Only for contact sports.  For the car if you sit on the side with the belt over the device.  Get one of those fuzzy fake (or real) sheepskin seat belt things.  Or some such pad, facecloth, folded up sock.  Wiinter glove.  Or just do without.  Some days the belt hurts, some days it doesnt...

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