tanning beds

can a person with a pacemaker get into a tanning bed?

thanks for any info.



by Christmmpace - 2008-04-18 02:04:12

I just read your posting and I have to say, I've had my pacemaker close to seven years now and never once has tanning effected it. I go tanning during the winter to keep a good skin color. It shouldn't bother you at all. You should first consult a doctor or call your pacemaker company and ask them if it's okay. I'm sure you'll be tanning real soon.:0) Take care and God bless you dear.


I, too, tan....

by queen_beez - 2008-04-18 02:04:34

and have never had a problem.I tanned before and I continued to tan after. I have had my PM for only a year .But I have never had an episode happen upon entering the bed or leaving.
Good luck with whichevr you choose,
I would say be careful with tanning as well.As there is a danger in it if you go too far. Watch your skin and as with anything , do it responsibly.
That's my sermon for the day, LOL.

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by speedy - 2008-04-18 05:04:35

Hi Sandy, I just got my pm in January and it was one of the 1st things I asked, my dr. said no problem, but I did ask the tanning place. They said the beds were fine, but the stand up were not. I haven't had any problems.
Good Luck,

Check your Med

by TKS - 2008-04-18 06:04:09

One more thought...check your meds. I take one that restricts me from extended exposure to the sun and to tanning beds. I can't remember which one off the top of my head.


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by Blueaustralia - 2008-04-18 11:04:33

We have an uproar here in Australia regarding tanning beds. They are considered to be too harmful for some people and cause skin cancer. Be careful.

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by notnomalteen - 2008-04-18 12:04:07

No you may not go in a tanning bed if u have a pacemaker. There are electric currents in a tanning bed and that could create problems for the pacemaker

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by Wingart - 2008-04-18 12:04:27

Hi Sandy

This is a question that has come up many times, if you use the search on the topleft (in grey) you will be able to follow previous threads.

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by Wingart - 2008-04-18 12:04:37

Sorry don't know what day of the week it is either.LOL I mean search in the top RIGHT.

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by ElectricFrank - 2008-04-19 01:04:52

I am 100% tanning and hot tub dependent so I've never had a choice. (:
Seriously, the only tanning bed that could remotely cause a problem would be a very old type that used a large transformer ballast. I haven't seen one in years so I don't think that is a problem.


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I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.