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electric cautery

hi all.    anyone have surgery using electric cautery with a defibrillator?  sadly i have a malignant melanoma and surgeon will be using cauterization. talk of grounding, magnets,  patches etc.   doesnt sound easy....  thanks!

 

 

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Pacemaker & Wireless wifi interference

Have pacemaker 7 yrs, AV node ablation 5 yrs. Bought smart tv. Few days later had AF but mainly ecoptic, this happened every few days then next giddy, loss balance. Went to Doc who sent to hospital for tests. No information provided to me nor report to Doc. Then I see that this device (smart tv) should not be used with pacemaker. Of course by this I was blaming wireless/wifi and possibly incorrect installation. Returned TV. I keep my wireless switched off. I installed previous TV which is fre...

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Electric Razor Cordless/Rechargeable

The documents that came with my Boston Scientific Pacemaker says to use and electric razor 6 inches away from PM.  This is not possible due to the location of the PM.  Do Cordless elecric razors emit EMI ??  Thanks for you help,

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Palpitations

I have had my dual lead pacemaker for two and a half years, for sick sinus syndrome and bradychardia. I have not had any real problems, apart from soreness at site when I became very hot during the summer. However, for the past three weks or so, I have been having severe palpitations whenever I use my laptop; it is the same one I have had for several years, so I have no idea why. If anybody has any thoughts on this, I'd be grateful!

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Protection from electromagnetic interference

I recently received an ICD and now am having difficulty returning to work for fear of electromagnetic interference.  It baffles me how Boston Scientific and my EP can’t point me in the right direction to get back to work.  My work requires me to be in areas that may or may not have EMI but to be on the safe side they suggest I use some sort of PPE to protect me.  I’m sure there are others who have had similar situations.  So I’m here to see if there&rsquo...

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Interference from lawn mower

Recent recipient (9-17-18) of a Medtronic Quad CRT-D.  Strange experience which maybe can be explained by someone with more "mileage" on their ICD than I.

CRT placement recommended as a result of A-Flutter which was converted in January.  As a precaution the CRT was implanted.

A day or two before the surgery, I mowed our lawn ~ 1.5 acres with a Zero Turn, gasoline powered (B&S 22HP twin cylinder) and had absolutely nothing in the way of any discomfort, exer...

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Beats wireless earbuds

Do beats wireless earbuds that wrap around the neck interfear with a pace makers ability to function?

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AV Node Ablation

Hi everyone, I haven't posted in a while.  I finally had to get an AV Node ablation and am now pretty much dependent on my pace maker.  I was wondering if one of those Fitbit type exercise montering devices would interfere with my heart pacemaker? Hope everyone's is doing well.

thanks, Sharon

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MRI SCAN

How do you find out if you can have an MRI scan when you have an ICD-my husband device is 3 years old and is St Jude Quadra Assura-any relevant information appreciated  

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New Car with keyless entry, push button start

I was most curious about this as we have just purchased a new car for our retirement!  I was thinking maybe it wasn't such a good idea because it may interfere with my PM!   However after doing some research this is what I found. :) I have a St. Jude PM

EFFECTS OF HYBRID/ELECTRIC CARS AND KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMS ON IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC RHYTHM DEVICES

BACKGROUND

The following information discusses the use of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) or electric veh...

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Broadband wifi kit

I have been looking for the Broadband kit that I need to hook up to my Merlin@ Home Transmitter. I have called the company that St. Jude or Abbott suggested I call to get one but they don't have any. If someone knows where else you can get them please drop me a message.

Thanks

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Tattoo

Does anyone know I want to get a tattoo by my pm where the scar is the red part of a lightsaber would that be possible anyone know

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Fit Bit

I have a combination Pacemaker/ICD and would like to have something I can wear that will detect my heart rate.  Is a Fit Bit safe or is there another simmilar type of deviec that is recommended?

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12 volt batteries

Getting close to retiring and having a van conversion done to do some traveling. The folks doing the conversion want to put the storage batteries (2 12 volt) under the couch/bed. I am paced almost 100% of the time while at rest. Is there a problem with being near large batteries or current?

 

Thanks

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Pacemaker CPR?

I have asked several professionals the following questions but have never been told a direct answer.

If I fall and am not breathing will the performance of CPR injure me worse if I have a pacemaker? I know CPR is performed lower than the heart and implant area but how will CPR start the heart if a pacer is inserted? Will CPR affect the pacer and patient?

If the pacemaker stops will CPR actually start the heart back up long enough to get...

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Apple Watch

Does anyone have any idea about potential interference or problems when wearing an Apple Watch on the left wrist or the magnetic charging cable?  Thanks!

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Pacemaker

I recently purchased a sleep number bed.  After receiving it I read that it had magnets in the mattress.  I am wondering if there is anything I need to worry about regarding the magnets.

 

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VHS radio

Hello, Since getting my new kayak I'm having a great time collecting "stuff" for trips and one thing that is impotant for safety at sea is a VHS radio. Since it uses RF waves I did wonder if there could be any interferance, I very much doubt it but thorght I would ask, just in case.

Thanks Jane

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MEDTRONIC I.C.D.

Hi,

a few days ago I also had a vibration in my chest from my I.C.D. Lasted just a few seconds but kept repeating at irregular intervals during the day. It came from my I.C.D. The best description is 'like a phone on silent, just vibrates on a call". Spoke to my Pacemaker clinic at my local hospital who asked me to make a Manual Download to thier computer. They called me the next day and said,'Nothing to report in the download. All seemed normal. They also said they ha...

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What to do about MRI's

Hello groovey people in Pacemaker world.    Im 49 yrs old and about to get a Pacemaker implant for the first time.  Im still getting my head around this new world. But thanks to you and some research Im feeling more comfortable and positive about the future.   

My question is what to do about MRIs?   I have some other issues like Radial, Cubital and Carprel Tunnel.  And seem to be an MRI addict as I get them nearly every year.  What do I do now wi...

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