Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Musician Question

4 weeks out from getting my Pacemaker put in.  Doing well and trying to adapt.  Question on interferences.  I am a musician and play digital piano, keyboards and electric guitar.  I've read that I should be able to wear headphones as long as I don't lay them around my neck when I'm not using them.  Is that correct?

I have not played any of my powered instruments since getting it.  Should it be OK to play electric keyboards and use amps and speak...

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Gauss Meter? Welding?

Any welders out there? I'm considering getting back into it (hobbyist). I spoke to Medtronic and they gave me some good guidelines. What is your experience been?
 

This prompted my curiosity if anyone has ever messed with a gauss meter (owned or operated). I'm considering purchasing one a). Because I'm a nerd b) would be interested in an actual analysis of magnetic field near things like a welder 

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Dentist

Hello everyone,

I was at the dentist today. The hygienist told me that they are not allowed to use their ultrasound equipment on pacemaker recipients. This is news to me.Anyone have any comments.

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Chest Hair Removal

Is it safe to shave or remove chest hair around the Pacemaker site with electric clippers or rechargeable man-groomer device?

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Backpack blower / gas

Has anyone had an issue using a backpack blower with a pacemaker? 
 

Larry

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Latest iPhone

Does anyone know if the newest Apple iPhones cause interferance with the pacemaker? They have a magnet in the back

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Life Alert Pendants

I've been thinking about getting some type of Life Alert Pendant since I'm often alone and a little clumsy.    Does anyone know if something like that hanging so near the pacemaker could cause interference?  Does anyone here use a Life Alert Pendant with a pacemaker?

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iPhone 12 and other similar phones

Hey,

I saw this morning that because of the new magnetic capabilities of the new iphone that it comes with a warning to pacers to keep it at least 6" from your device. 

I've always kept my phone away as a matter of course, but I'd be much more throughtful about it in the future should I update my phone.

-Chris

 

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Lasik

Has anyone with an ICD had Lasik?? I would love to get rid of my contacts and glasses as they are starting to make me a bit dizzy. I had a consultation set up to see if I was eligible. I asked them if the machine was safe for those with pacemakers/ICDs. They asked the manufacturer and they said that it was not recommended. 

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Headphones

Hi to all members. I have just received my PS. I have a 88 key Yamaha portable grand DGX640 which 240 supplied, combintation piano/organ and has a capacity to play many other instrument sounds. My question is   Does any one know if there are head phones that are safe to use? 

 

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Very interesting article

<https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-01-iphone12-implantable-defibrillator.html>

Sounds scary to me.  The author didn't seem to be very concerned about it (or know much about pacemakers in general).

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Mall store security sensors

I was at the mall today and was setting off store alarm sensors left and right. I've had my PM about 2 weeks and no one had previously mentioned anything about it, just airport issues. Should I not be going through these sensors at the store. Thank you so much. 

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Facebook Portal

I bought my Mum a Portal a week ago and she had a dizzy spell which led to a fall. She is now in hospital due to her oxygen levels being low. I’m so worried that the Portal interfered with her PM and caused this as I have read it emites radio waves that can effect them. I am currently totally blaming myself for what has happened to her, has anyone else had an experience like this with a Portal? 

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Security cameras

Is there any problem with having a security system in your home with outside cameras interfering with your pacemaker ?

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Work place electromagnetic interference - Medtronic

Hi all

I am back at work today (working from home still). 

I normally work in an industrial environment, with large transformers, lots of EMF signalling and 25,000 V uninsulated power lines.

Have any of you managed to get a more detailed document from the pacemaker manufacturers on how my employer can conduct a risk assessment on my safety at work?

In addition, if for whatever reason my pacemaker did go into a safe mode or worse - other than symptoms would the pac...

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IPHONE 12 Precautions

I have a pacemaker and ICD and was planning on upgrading my IPHONE 6s to the new IPHONE 12 Mini. However, after much research into the makeup of the IPhone 12 I want to share a warning to all my fellow club members. 

The I Phone 12 series have the Magsafe Charger that charges your phone by attaching to the back using 18-yes- 18 Magnets. A huge increase over the older IPhones. These magnets put out a  much stronger magnetic field than older models and have an increase chance of...

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Pacemaker magnet

I am a nurse. I have been in a new position for about a year. A new floor. We do colonoscopies. I assist the doctor. So I'm standing next to the doctor at the patient's bedside. The anesthesiologist comes in to check this elderly sickly woman. Woman has a pacemaker. Anesthesiologist decides she needs the magnet applied to her chest and the code cart pads. Code cart pads are not usual and I have never seen anyone with a pacemaker  have to have the magnet placed.  Underst...

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TURP SURGERY AND PACEMAKERS

I have a pacemaker and my urologist has recommended a TURP operation to remove part of the prostate. What are the implications if you have a pacemaker?

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Pacemaker and Industrial induction oven.

Hi!

I recently got fitted with a Pacemaker at a young age. Everything went well with the operation etc. 

The only thing im currently worried about, is my work.

I work at a aluminium extrusion factory. We use industrial sized induction ovens to heat up the aluminium billets for further processing, there are 3 of these ovens and they are each about the same size as a small van ( Caddy etc.).

After doing some checking online, there does not seem to be that much ...

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Apple Watch -Series 6/SE and Pacemaker

There have been posts in the past on this topic, but I want to revisit for the Sept 2020 Apple products.  I am contemplating an Apple Watch (never had one before).  I have found a lot of differing opinions across the internet on if it is wise to have one if you have a pacemaker.  I called Medtronic, my pacemaker manufacturer and they say it is ok as long as you don't put the charger or watch near your pacemaker and sleeping with it on could cause that to happen.  It sh...

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You participate in the Pacer Olympics.

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