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digital signals

im trying to find out if anyone has ever heard of digital signals penetrating pacemaker leads and having adverse affects on a heart

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DIATHERMY

Can anyone tell me about the possible interferences between the pacemaker and the diathermy used during surgical operations? Thank you.

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Pacemaker info...

I was wondering if anyone knows if "lightening" that usually happens with a thunder storm interferes with pacemakers? My mother is the one with the pacemaker and that came just before her stroke! Her speech is what is impaired the worse so I can't ask her. I would appreiciate any help or info. on this topic...
Thanks!

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Visit to the dentist

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.

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My cardologist's take on it.

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...

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weird shock lll

The weird shocking my dad was experiencing suddenly stopped. No changes in activity of any sort, just shock-free. WEIRD

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Please list things that have interfered

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

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electric toothbrush

Hi All

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?

thanks

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weird shock ll

I found out my dads p/maker has three wires rather than two. Anybody got suggestions, email me @ d.faulk@cox.net thanks donald in louisiana

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weird shock

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

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Nintendo Wii

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

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Airport security

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?

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store alarms

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...

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Car Batteries

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?
Thanks

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pacemakers and magnets????

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...

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How far EMI affect pacemakers?

Hello!
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...

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Wii use

Can I use a Wii or any wireless control device around my pacemaker?

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Question about magnets

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.

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PM and hair removal

Hi
Does anyone know if you can have laser hair removal with a PM in situ??????
Thanks

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motorcycle helmet headsets

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?

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