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Electromagnetic Interferences Radar guns

I’m.a golfer so I purchased a launch monitor. It is equipped with a radar gun to provide golf club and ball speeds. 

The exact warning on the instructions is  ...consult with device manufacturer or physician regarding the possibility of the PM being affected by radio waves (electromagnetic interference).

In previous posts, I read where radar guns are safe around PM if over 5 feet away. The device is to be placed 5’ in back of the golf ball. So I should be a l...

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Confused

I had a AV node ablation after having a clot in my heart back in 2016 which didnot resolve at that time. and progress could not be made. This procedure has an 80% chance of sucess but I was in the 20% that didn`t.  As the breathlessness was still a large problem my EP sugested a PVI after a check to see if the clot had resolved. This was in an effort to resolve my breathlessness.  He gave it a 50% chance of success due to my age(75) and the length of time I had been in persistant AF...

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Lifeline systems

Does anyone use a mobile medical lifeline system with their pacemaker? That is, a system that can be used when away from home. One company I consulted said theirs (the gps) would interfere with the pacemaker, so they cannot recommend it.

Thank you.

 

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Electric Cauterization

I have to see a dermatoligist soon to remove a basal cell issue. They wil be doing a ED&C procedure, which involves cauterizing the area with an electric probe. 

Has anyone with a pacemaker had this done? Any issues? 

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outside body electrical shock

Accidently crossed and hit an electric fence and jolted me pretty good. I felt it shock inside of me where the pacer and wires are. My Bosten scientific pacer is in my abdomen and has epicardial leads. Im dependent but seem to be ok. Could this have harmed my pacemaker.?

 

Kay

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Interference restaurant pagers

I was surprised that I had a strong reaction to the resturant pager that alerts you when your meal is ready for collection at a resturant. It was near my chest when it went off and I had instant symptoms. I wonder if anyone has had strong reactions to anything unexpected like this?

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bivent

my bivent is on the right hand side ive had an icd for over 10 years but latly i can feel a pulse around my icd it looks and feels like my heart is beating on my right side 

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Decorative Plasma Lights

My husband has a collection of decorative lamps which includes plasma globes and discs. Last night, the first time we've entertained friends since my pacemaker was implanted, he had all the lights turned on. At the end of the evening I was helping him turn them all off and noticed my pacemaker feeling quite warm. Fortunately I made the mental connection associating this with the plasma lights before I touched one of them. I did some searching and found information to support my...

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Induction stove tops

I know there are many posts on this subject, but while doing a web search I came across this one pager from St. Judes dated April 2012. Here's the link to a pdf that will download:

 

Here's the text from the pdf:

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Effects of Induction Ovens on St. Jude Medical  Implantable Cardiac Rhythm Devices  
 
Background Induction ovens use i...

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Wall outlet

I was switching a wall electric outlet and got shocked . Apparently I did not turn off the proper circuit breaker. Should I be concerned?

 

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Wall outlet

I was switching a wall electric outlet and got shocked . Apparently I did not turn off the proper circuit breaker. Should I be concerned?

 

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Left breast cancer and radiation with PM

I have read a few posts asking for experiences with radiation on the left breast after a lumpectomy, but have not seen many actual experiences of people who did have the radiation. Can anyone tell me if they had it without moving the PM, and if they did move the PM where did they put it and was is unaffected by the radiation? I will be meeting with the radiologist oncologist this week, but would love to hear personal experiences.

Thank you. 

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Lithium powered drills

Are there any negative effects on pacemakers when using a lithium powerd battery drill?

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flying

First time flying commercial since I got my pacemaker 14 months ago....anything I should know before hand?   I know I need to let them know, I have my card handy...anything else?

 

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Pacemaker Interference when driving Suzuki Grand Vitara

Has anyone ever experienced pacemaker interference when driving the Suzuki Grand Vitara?

At home, on exertion, I would sweat badly, become exhausted and breathless. Angina.

Prior to pacemaker, I suffered syncope, my pulse kept falling below 30bpm.

So it was set to 60bpm.

Cardiology unlocked something to allow my heart rate to increase thus providing increased oxygenation to limbs etc.

As soo as I turn the engine on, my pacemaker goes haywire causing flutters in m...

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Noise cancelling earphones

I live in the tropics and use a lot of blue tooth devices....speakers, smart watch, iPad, etc. and noise cancelling headphones. I use the headphones daily during rainy season otherwise I can’t hear music or a movie because of the rain on my tin roof. 

Is there a problem with Bluetooth devices? Plus I just bought a new microwave before being told I need a pm for SSS.

I’m sure this has been answered a million times but as a newbie, I’m confused about what I he...

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Tiny magnets on cpap mask

New cpap mask has 2 magnet less in size thn 1 cent coin. Is this safe to use with pacemaker (not a MRI one)..am trialling one, not bought yet

 

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Tanning Facilities

I am the recipient of a dual chamber PM just 5 weeks tomorrow.  I understand that I can never utilize a tanning booth again, but my question is, can I utilize a tanning bed just for my legs only?  If my body is outside of the tanning bed from waist up, is tanning just the legs okay?

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Work environment

Does anyone in the pacemaker club work at water or treatment plant facility as a maintenance tech? I was curious how you navigate certain areas, new work habits, and restrictions... Thanks 

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Apple Watch ECG

I have Medtronic EN1DR01 pacemaker implanted and am trying to use Apple Watch 4 ECG app. It starts to count down from 30 to 29 and restarts repeatedly back to 30. The app itself is ok - I tested it on my wife’s hand and her ECG result got recorded. This means the problem is with having pacemaker implanted. Anyone had similar problems?

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I, too, am feeling tons better since my implant.