Most Recent Messages in Interferences

Me, again, re: ECK prob & father-in-law question

Thanks to everyone. I agree with all of your comments...and really appreciate the feedback. I keep wondering if I should make a formal complaint as I know I asked at least 5 (and actually closer to 10) tines if there was someone available who deals with pacemakers. They never did. The next day, the pacemaker guy said they have someone available 24 hours a day and could have been reached. I get so frustrated with getting contradictory answers from the professionals.

Plus, I am not a p...

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EKG Interference?

I was in the hospital Monday night for a throat infection which was bleeding. My BP was high so they put me on the monitors. My HR was at 132 for two straight hours in ER. They put me on a portable ECG monitor to do a cat-scan thinking I may have bleeding in stomach from taking plavix and aspirin. My pulse dropped immediately to 70 on the portable as soon as the other machine was disconnected. They hooked it back up and both the portable and the wall machine jumped to 132. During cat-scan,...

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Chainsaws, mowers and trimmers

I have a KDR901 Pacemaker implanted in 2003, and have enjoyed a trouble free experience so far. Yesterday, I used my small chainsaw and suffered moderate fatigue afterwards. I have used this chainsaw many times previously, with no ill effects, but have been advised that chainsaws, weed trimmers, lawnmowers, etc., should not be used. What information is available and has anyone experienced difficulty after or during the use of a chainsaw?

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Airport Security

I have flown about 6 times since my PM implant a year ago. I have told them I have a PM, bypassed the metal detector at airport security, and gone through the pat down lane instead. It's kind of a nuisance, but I've gone on the belief that it's bad news to be subjected to that kind of electromagetic radiation.

While Christmas shopping last weekend and passing through countless store security systems, I had to wonder : is it any different passing through a store security system than a...

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tasers

Ever since getting a pacemaker i have had a huge fear of tasers and it seems like in the news all i hear about is how cops are going taser crazy- using tasers on school aged children, old ladies at routine traffic stops and anyone who protests them without hesitation. Do they know this so called "safe" device can cause damage to pace maker patients- and me being 22 am proof that you never know who may have one. What are your thoughts on the increased use of tasers? Do you think they can damage p...

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police scanner

We have a radioshack pro 130 police scanner..a friend of mine said it might interfere with my husbands pacemaker is that true???

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Job questions

Any machinists or toolmakers out there? I just had a pacemaker put in and I looked on the web for info on EMI in a machine shop environment. Best I could come up with is that I shouldn't run a chain saw. Not much help. The EDM manufacturers say they don't reccomend anyone with a pacemaker to operate an EDM machine. But what about surface grinders with electro-magnetic chucks? How close can I get? What about Mills and Lathes? Or sonic cleaning tanks. Or even die grinders? Where can I find out i...

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dissconnected?

heyy..
i was just wondering does anyone know what it feels like if a wire gets dissconnected?
it's been real sore l8ly but my next check up isn't till like th eend of novenber.... what will i do if it is a major problem caus ei haven't got the time for surgery in december!!
xXx

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shocked by faulty lamp

I was turning on a faulty lamp (i threw out) and it shocked me pretty good, im kinda worried about my PM, does anyone kno what problem may occur, I feel ok..

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Electric Blanket? Yes or No?

Any users out there?

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magnetic cove

I am a rock hound, can I go to MAGNETIC COVE AR
The area is so magnetic that a compas will not read right.
Eill this interfer with the pace maker???
Bud

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cell phone jammers

What is the latest information on mobile phone jammers. I know the hand held ones cannot be used by people with pacemakers...but what are the effects of the more powerful wall-mounted jammers in public buildings?

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Ipod interference

Hi pacer friends,
Just had to share this one...
I recently purchased an ipod and I had it in my pocket(away from the pacemaker). Had the earbuds in. It must have bumped against something as I moved about because it shut itself off. I reached in and pressed the on button. Felt a jolt to my system like I never experienced before. It was really frighteneing. All I remember was hoping I could call 911 before I collapsed. I quickly tossed the ipod on the desk and moved away.
Had che...

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pacemaker

My husaband had had a hip replacement, brain operation after being beaten 38x in thehead with a steal baseball bat.(They did not think he would wake up after surgery). He was awaiting back surgery & the police picked him up on suspicion of bank robbery, running a& jumping 8 ft. fence.(totally incapable). I called the institution & told them he is on 800 mg. of morphine a day if you cut him off he has several aneurysms(sitting in several places),he'll have a heart attack, aneurysm or die. He had...

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should i get a tattoo?

hello. ok, so i just found this website and it looks helpful. heres the deal, i want to get a tattoo on the side of my neck, right behind my ear. i already have one on my hip. but ive been reading all these things and its making me question whether i should do it or not. when i got the one on my hip it was a homeade gun n my friends garage. its a tiny paw print about 4-5inches and it hurt like HELL! it felt like my pacemaker kept shocking me and i was freaking out, my friends lil brother had to...

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Random pains!

Heyy!
emm ok this may sound weird but...
when i was in class the other day my PM (i think it was my pm anyway) started to hurt. It's happened a couple of times and its soo random nothing around me changes jjust pain inside and a kinda hollow feeling!
I shouldn't need a new PM till next sep. but i'm kinda worried.
I had my PM checked this year soo yea =]
thaks!
Loving This Site!! =D

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Home theaters

I've just been given...lucky me...a surround sound home theater system. My question is, are the magnets in theses high end speakers going to affect my pacemaker?

Mike Greensill

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Pacers & Rollercoasters

Hi everyone!

I'm 19 and I've had a pacermaker for the past 13 years. I'm like 90%+ dependent. I've never had any problems before but I do have a question about rollercoasters. We've always been so busy that theme parks just got pushed to the side or something weird happens (one time we went it basically rained us out and the next father got really sick- long story there) and family vacations went to mountains, beaches, or road trips.

I was just wondering what everyone's...

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Don't for get magnetic Hemitite

I was very saddened to hear that working with or even wearing magnetic hematite could interfere with my pacemaker/defibrillator. Some of those magnets are pretty strong. Not sure about magnetic clasps on some necklaces and bracelets.

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arc welding

I'm told that I must discontune using my arc welder, My pacemaker was installed yesterday. Is the problem the machine or the arc? Can a I just do welding some distance fom the machine? How about all my electric drills and grinders? Some of them plug into the wall. Some are battery powered. Is there some kind of protective clothing like that apron the dentst throws over my lap when making an xray. As a metal smith,I can make a lead vest. Or buy a suit of medieval armor. Help! I am not ready to gi...

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You know you're wired when...

You need to be re-booted each morning.

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