Most Recent Messages in Interferences
Although my cardiologist warned me not to go through the scanners at airports or have prolonged contact with microwave ovens or certain other electronic equipment, I´ve been wondering if there are other devices I might come in contact that might not occur to me as being harmful. Obviously I´m not going into the innards of nuclear reactors or hanging out near high-tension electric generators, but are there machines a person might occasionally, or even rarely, come in contact with t...
My new car is a 2016 Ford C-Max and it is powered by both gas and battery. Will this have any impact on my pacemaker
Earlier today I ordered an induction cook top. Its a single unit for one pot pan, etc. After it arrived this evening there was a warning about pacemakers. Now with Doctors offices closed & medtronic only open to emergency calls I have no way to cook other than a microwave until Monday.
Does anyone here know if its safe to use near induction? I know mine is safe for MRI's and I have been breifly near induction before. Had I have know about induction possibly interferi...
Can I get breast implants with a pacemaker ?
I was looking online See if there’s any type of protection I could wear when working around electromagnetic fields does anybody know anything this is all very new to me
Does a Fibit monitor interfere with the pacemaker?
We bought a SleepNumber Flexfit 360 bed & the mattress is attached to the base with magnets.
I'm now being told that I'm going to need a pacemaker...does anyone know if those magnets will interfere? If so, is there any trick to block the magnetic field?
I don't want to get rid of my bed, it was extremely expensive & it's the first bed that's allowed me to rest because of my back issues.
Is it possible/desirable to use an electric overblanket with a duvet with a pacemaker fitted
Hello, New Member Here...
Just wondering if there are any members that were or are still welding.
As in Mig, Tig, Stick, or using a Plasma Torch.
I know the CYA answer is Noo.
But I'm just wondering if anyone has worked it out?
PS, Does anyone else get a strong desire to sit or stand when using the
remote garage door opener?
I bumped my pacemaker yesterday while hugging a friend and it hurt. Now the site and everything around it hurts. If I damaged the leads or anything how would I know? And how much tylenol can I take for the pain? I just received this 6 weeks ago so I'm totally new at this. My arm pit hurts in the crease by my shoulder. Is that normal too? This is all new to me and pain is bad. Will it get better or should i go to the urgent care? I'...
At about the time my pacemaker was implanted, I developed a bad flare of psoriasis on my legs and arms. The dermatologist has prescribed UVB Light Therapy 3 times a week - approximately 10 seconds of light per treatment. I know this light is far more intense than a standard tanning bed. Has anyone had experience with this? The dermatologist says that there is no interference between the pacemaker and the therapy, but I'm always a bit skeptical when one specialist talks about how her/...
I have for many years wanted to be able to weld again, well i am now 63 and have had a Medtronic pacemaker for 10 years and about ready for a replacement, 3 days prior to my last check i decided to make a sheild out of 7lb lead sheet and strapped this in place over my pacer with elasticated strapping, although i was only welding aroung 90 amps i felt no issues at all and was even more pleased to find a few days later whilst having my pacing check that there were no deviations or interuptions...
Does anyone use a metal detector with their pacemaker? If so what cautions and types and if doctors approve these days.
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...
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...
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.
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?
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.?
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?
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