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probably silly question

hi all! so i know this is probably a stupid question but i just got an air purifier today that release positive/negative ions etc etc etc. i was just wondering if that would affect my pacemaker/icd in anyway. =)


Smooth top stoves??

I was reading in the book they gave me about my ICD and it says to stay at least 2 feet from a smooth top stove.....I was wondering if anyone has ever had any problems with their ICD while cooking on one? Thanks.


High volt transmission lines - EMI

Just had PM fitted July 30. Good recovery and great benefits!
BUT we have a holiday booked in an apartment which, I estimate, is about 25metres from overhead 125kv power cables. Should we cancel? What might happen? Will the 1 hour flight be any problem?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated by a newcomer to the world of PM's




can hearing aid be used

I would like to know if iIcan use a hearing aid ( digital ).


Electric Wheelchair

Hi all
I have just had a visit from my wheelchair OT (UK) and I am going to be upgraded from an attendant manual to an electric indoor self operated wheelchair.
One concern has arisen in that I have a pacer and its to be checked into if I will still be aok for an electric chair.
A net search has shown one site that has concerns over pacers and electric wheelchairs-the information may be outdated.
However is it aok for a pacer to use an electric wheelchair with safety?


Other sites.....

I've been unable to read the site posted earlier but have found two government sites with information about interferences.

These sites seem to be in line with what I was told when my pacemaker was implanted.

Maybe one of the pros' can chime in...thanks.

Bionic Beat


Other sites.....

Here are the other sites:

Think I'd read the FDA one it takes too long to google the Canadian one. ;-)

Bionic Beat



Anyone interested in guidlines for interferences and pacemakers could do worse than typing in google the following
- safe distance from magnets for pacemakers -
the first hit will be GUIDLINES : HOME AND WORK
There are links to click on to other pages for more information.
Cheers pete


Breast Augmentation

I have had a PM for 11 years and now on my 3rd device. I am interested in having breast augmentation and was wondering if anyone knows if this is possible with a pacemaker in place. I have spoken to a surgeon who tells me that he would need to ascertain where leads where and that generally pacemakers are in the same muscle as the breast implant so this may lead to infection etc. Are you aware of or know someone who has had breast augmentation when there has been a pacemaker in situ?...


PMs and powered wheelchairs

Anyone know if there is an issue with PMs and powered wheelchairs? I have been given a perscription to order one for use now and didn`t even think to ask about PM interference from the electric motor assembly, rechargable batteries, or the recharger itself.




Cell phone power

Hi, A friend sent me this web site showing the power of cell phones. For those of us who have ICS/PM or who are about to get one, like me, this proved interesting. Good thing I don't have popcorn near an ICD!

I assume that this should be a concern. Am I right?



Follow-up to tattoos and an ICE

Thanks for the comments. I have never been a big fan of tats and I am 62. As the post said, it would be my ‘first’. But ‘Old Sparky’ has given me a reason to think about getting one.

I like the zipper with ‘open here’ from Smart Redd and ElectricFranks knob with ‘high – low’”.

Maybe a ‘switch with on – off’ and a ‘knob with volume’.

The comments have pretty much convinced me that the area directly over the ICD are taboo for tattoos.

So may put it...



I use a Polar HR monitor for runnning. Will i still be able to after use it after I get my Pacemaker?
It does have a chest strap.

Thanks Holly


tattoos and an ICD

I am thinking about getting my first tattoo on top of 'old sparky' after the tenderness goes away.

Anyone have and experience with interference from a tattoo gun?



hello everyone

just wondering if we can use an ipod with a pacer?



EMF - Hybrid Cars

As a recent recipient of a two lead PC, I wanted to find out whether I can continue to drive my Toyota Camry Hybrid due to potential EMF exposure. I found some information on an auto-related blog:

As per this blog, measurements made in Lexus GS450h hybrid indicated an EMF of 110 mG+. I don't know whether this is strong enough to affect PM operation. Also EMF field the driver is exposed to in a hybrid, depends on the...


do woodworkers kick off their ICD?

My hobby is woodworking and I'm concerned the motors in my shop equipment will kick off my ICD. Are there any woodworkers out there with advice and experience on this?


Bang & Olufsen Sound system

Is there any techno people out there?
We are having an Audi A4 next week with the above sound system which has 14 high performance loudspeakers(505 watt) and 10 channel amplifier and my cousin (who also has a pc) has just told me that I'll be sitting in a magnetic field as each of the speakers has a magnet?????
His concern is because I'm the one who had the bad experience on the Airbus fly- by -wire aircraft.
Please someone knowledgeable tell me that he is wrong!


Chiropractics and ICDs

More questions. . . I have a pinched nerve in my back that has me barely walking. Any problems with a visit to the chiropractor for relief? So far nothing he's done has made me 'feel funny' or aware of my ICD (3/13/08). but he was wondering if there could be problems with the electric stimulation or vibrator (?) he's used



Brain Dead

Hi all. I have had a pacemaker for about 18 months with no major problems. Tonight I was working in my little shop putting away some small parts. They were in a small metal magnetic parts tray. I put the tray on my left arm, sitting on my arm, across my chest, and was using my right hand to sort the parts into bins.
I started to feel dizzy, and weak, then realized the strong magnets were right below my pacemaker.

I moved the tray and the feelings stopped right away.



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You invested in the Energizer battery company.

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