Most Recent Messages in Interferences
Hi everyone, just got back from the dentist where I had a wash & brush up with the hygienist who would not use the sonic cleaner because I have a pacemaker. I have read on the Medtronic site that it is OK to use the sonic probe.
I know older models of pacer did not have the level of protection of modern pacers so could be affected by these things.
How many of you out there have been to the dentist lately and what if any was your experience of the sonic cleaning equipment.
I ask the cardio during the checkup about having laser eye surgery. Both he and the Medtronics rep said no problem. Then they got to kidding around about warning some dear old soul not to use an arc welder! They were is a good mood today.
I mentioned some of the things I have been around such as ham radio transmitters, car engines, hand power tools, etc. and the Medtronic rep said it wasn't an issue. They have done a lot to filter out this sort of interference. The only other thing th...
The weird shocking my dad was experiencing suddenly stopped. No changes in activity of any sort, just shock-free. WEIRD
I am interested in what instruments/environments encountered in daily living you have found interfered with your pacemaker...I have had three different episodes of sudden PVC's and unwellness while in the hardware(heaters) /automotive sections (tires). I am thinking maybe there were large magnets close by...Also..I read somewhere that a standard plug in dremel cannot be used anymore...Apparently there is a new rechargeable type..opinions? Thanks...Cathy
Does anyone use an electric toothbrush? I was using one for a while and wondered why my heart always jumped about while brushing my teeth - I then realised it could be the toothbrush interfering with my pacer. I hate using a manual brush but am a bit concerned now, are electric toothbrushes safe to use?
I found out my dads p/maker has three wires rather than two. Anybody got suggestions, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org thanks donald in louisiana
my dad had a p/maker inserted 2 yrs ago.Friday march 20,2009, he started getting shocked in his nose when his heart beats if he uses remote control for tv, cordless phone,110 volt heating pad, too close to a 110 volt space heater, if my mom uses the remote too close to him, a calculator, etc. On all these things, he gets shocked only when he operates it, not when it's idle. Any suggestions??????? My dad is miserable as you can imagine.. help!!!!!!!!!! donald in louisiana
Hi---I just read a 2006 post that anyone who has a pacer should avoid the Wii----I just had a pc 3-17-09 and planned on playing Wii w/my Grandaughters----Anyone have updated info on this? Thanks mc1
Is it true we're not supposed to go through airport security? It has only been the last couple of years that I have gone around. Could it cause damage to the PM?
I set off the store alarm system when I walked in this nice gift store yesterday. As I was trying to leave it of course went off again. The cashier had me come back in to the front of the store (with everyone watching by this point) as I tried to explain to her that I just got a pacemaker last week. She did not believe me at first and one customer actually said "you look to young to have a pacemaker". Luckily they did believe my 12 year old daughter. I had stood directly in front of the dev...
Could someone please tell me what studies show about replacing a car battery? Is it safe for pacers to do themselves or should it be done otherwise?
Hi, I hope someone can help me. My son had a pacemaker fitted when he was 2 and he is now nearly 9 years old. When my son started school he had to a have a pacemaker care plan for the school. We spoke to his Cardiac doctor about what we needed to put on this care plan. At that point he told us that my son should not have No contact with magnets and No contact sports. So with the school heath nurse we made a care plan, which has been no problem until now. My sons head teacher has decided that thi...
I am a 48years male from India. I had a pacemaker implant last week and taking rest for now. I work in an airport and my job includes servicing, repairing and maintaining HF/VHF wireless transmitters and receivers, VHF/UHF landing aides and also radars. Except the radars all other transmitters are generally limited to 100 watts of output power. Does anybody out there work in such environment? Can anybody tell me how far the will the radiations affect my pacemaker? If I do not go n...
Can I use a Wii or any wireless control device around my pacemaker?
Hi there. Does anyone know if the new kitchen faucets from Delta that feature "Magna Tite" technology are safe for pacemaker patients? The Delta website states that it uses a "powerful integrated magnet" to keep the faucet sprayer head in place. I can't find any other info about the technology online. Thanks.
Does anyone know if you can have laser hair removal with a PM in situ??????
My husband and I use a stereo headset attached to our helmets to communicate while riding. ( I used to lean over his shoulder and shout in his ear before we got the headsets.) The microphone is installed on the left side of the helmet and the cord plugs into a cigarette-lighter type plug on the left side of the motorcycle just below seat level. My pm is on my left side. Has anybody had any experience with this type of setup?
My daughter got a dongle / USB modem that fits in the side of her laptop and connects to the internet via the mobile telephone mast. It says that it can affect pacemakers, anybody any experience of these???
I would presume it should be treated similar to a mobile phone?
She is only asking in advance of coming home on leave
Something I was not aware of until recently when I was looking at purchasing some new electronic bathrooom scales:
Caution! Body fat monitors should not be used by anyone with a pacemaker or by pregnant women. The small electric current emitted to measure body fat could interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and may be harmful to pregnant women.
Apparently electronic body fat scales send some kind of electronice wave through your body that may disrupt the pacemaker. I...
The following message was emailed to the Club for posting.
We purchased a winter snow mobile jacket for Derek and didn’t notice the tag stated:
"Warning this jacket contains neodynium magnets that may cause interference with artificial pacemaker devices"
Apparently there are many jackets now that are using magnets to close over the zippers. Please forward this message to all of the pacemaker people, kids and families.