Most Recent Messages in Interferences

TIG Welding

Hi, I've been advised not to TIG weld with my new pacemaker, but I've seen posts elsewhere which indicate it is OK if you take certain precautions.
I wondered whether the members on here have any relevant information or personal experiences they would like to share?

Thanks

John

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need a MRI on L shoulder

I took a bad fall on the ice and screwed up my rotator cuff in my left shoulder.  The orthopedist would like to do an MRI on it but I am Pacemaker dependent.  I heard somewhere they would have to turn my pacemaker off in order to do the MRI but I will pass out instantly. is this true and has anyone else done this?  my Medtronic pacer and leads are supposed to be MRI proof any comments would be helpful!  thanks!!

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Electric guitars and Pacemaker/ICD

Hey

I've had a PM/ICD for many years (since 2009).  Wonderful devices.  I just got the urge to learn guitar and bought my self a Squier Telecaster.   It might be in my head but I keep feeling funny (PVCs) while playing sitting with the unhooked up guitar in my lap.  Checked the internet and most people say the guitar pickups are too week to have and impact.  Anyone have experience here?  Is there a way to shield myself from the magnets in the picku...

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Tooth descaling

Will a dental tooth descaler affect a pacemaker?

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MRI

Is it safe to have MRI  I have biotronic evity 8 DR ,-T  

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Can pacemaker wearer work with 160 amp welding inverter?

Here in Brazil there are different statements from doctors in relation to pacemaker carriers to use low amperage soldering inverter. Some say you can, others say you can't. What would be the correct answer. Can or not?

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Shiatsu Neck massager

Has anyone used a electronic shiatsu neck massager? 

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Pacemaker and Imac 24" M!

Looking at new iMac 24" to replace old iMac and this new model has magnetic plug

on its power csble and wondering if anyone has any news or views on this re pacemaker

safety/interference?

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Can a recliner with heat & vibration affect a Pacemaker

I am looking to purchase a new recliner that has heat and vibration for my back.  I know that certain items interfere with Pacemakers,  I have a Biotronic Edora 8 DR-T (Pro MRI) pacermaker. Has anyone asked this question before, and received any answers.  I was shopping this weekend, but the person I need to speak with in Customer Service is off till Monday.  I also tried to download the manual for my pacemaker, but it won't download.

Thanks

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heartratesensors interfere pacemaker ?

Do heart rate sensors affect the functioning of pacemakers?

I was very uncomfortably slowed down while jogging today. Only after I turned the HF sensor to the opposite side of the thorax did the pacemaker function properly (Boston Scientific Proponent and Garmin HF sensor)

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Current from incontinence treatement by electrostimulation

I would like to do physical therapy with electrostimulation for incontinence problems. I don't know how much current those machines produce, but it's not much. The same machine is used by physical therapists for muscular stimulation. In my case, it woud be  used pretty far away from the heart. But my cardiologist is overly careful and says I shouldn't, altho he isn't sure of that. So I need to know if any of you have experience with this. How much current can a KORA 250 D...

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headaches

I have constant headaches after pacemaker.  Is this normal?

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Electric magnet Field

Do anyone know the district you need to be from a 440 3phase electric motor

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MRI scan

I've contacted someone about a possible MRI scan only to be told they won't do it on someone with a pacemaker. So what is the point of my model of pacemaker being 'MRI friendly' 🤦‍♀️😳

I will try to contact other places. Does anyone have any experience of this? 

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ARCADE GAMES

Hi!

I just got my PM 3 weeks ago and I went to a bar yesterday full of arcade machines. My PM felt like it was on fire and I had lots of palpitations. Does anyone know if those games cause EM interference? I couldn't find anything on the PM manufacturer guide. 

Thanks in advance :)

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Backpack with magnet on the chest strap

Hi, I am Nico, 39 years old and I have a pacemaker fitted on the 16th of May 2017, a St Jude Endurity. I wanted to buy a motorcycle backpack from Velomacchi (the one at this link: https://www.velomacchi.com/products/28l-speedway-backpack), but I noticed that the backpack has a big circular magnet on the chest strap. Will this be safe to use with my pacemaker or should I avoid that? I have asked the manufacturer directly but they replied to me that they have no idea so I was wondering if any o...

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IWatch ECG app use with ICD

Does anyone know if using the ECG app on your IWatch will interfere with the ICD or pacemaker? I don't see a lot of information on this subject. Thanks!

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POWER OUTAGE

Does anyone have experience with this:

When you have a power outage and need to flip the breakers back on in your breaker box can that affect your pacemaker? 

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EMF Detector for EMI workplace survey

Hi all!

I am working in an innovation center/makerspace with high-end technologies and machinery (industrial level equipment). A few weeks ago I experienced some symptoms when I got near a laser cutter and it made me acutely aware that I need to [/should have already…] done an EMI check of the whole space. I have since seen an electrophysiologist and thank god, no serious issues were detected, however, I know EMI is still a potential risk that I am not willing to take! I contacte...

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Headphones and Home Amps

Hi, it has been awhile since I have posted. I hope everyone is doing well! Has any definitive answer been given to the headphone and/or home amplifier question? I have search the internet and got conflicting results.

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