Pacemaker and microwave

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Avatar m tn It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> highly recommended for patients with pacemaker to have regular follow-up appointments for monitoring. Price range depends on what kind of p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd where you are located. Take care <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd regards.
Avatar n tn My father who has a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd who recently suffered CHF an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> coming for a vacation van style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>it. I have two older microwaves and I wonder if I should not use them while he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> here. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> there a safe dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tance to use them from someone with a pacemaker or an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the danger so great that I should just unplug it while he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> here.
Avatar n tn Thanks for taking than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> message: My father who has a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd who recently suffered CHF an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> coming for a vacation van style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>it. I have two older microwaves and I wonder if I should not use them while he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> here. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> there a safe dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tance to use them from someone with a pacemaker or an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the danger so great that I should just unplug it while he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> here.
Avatar n tn I have a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd use both wireless cards for my laptop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd IPOD. It's a shame that these articles cause such panic and worry in the general population. It's pretty simple for me...if I feel poorly around a point of possible electromagnetic interference, I move away from it. My pacemaker has not been affected negatively in any way from most household items.
Avatar m tn I have cardiomyopathy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd received a difibrilator 12/04/09. I was told my microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve wichi an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> 23 yrs old, i could not use. Last night I set it and hit start button. It went 5 seconds before I realized what I did. The area around pacemaker has been swollen since that time. What has happened? Did it damage pacemaker? I am female, 65.
Avatar n tn The doctor explained that he may have to turn off the third lead (it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the Bi-V lead) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd just allow the regular p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ICD to work. He was hoping that by inserting the third lead, he might also experience an improved EF. He an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> going tomorrow to see the EP, so we'll see where things are at that time. Do you know if your lead runs along the nerve?
Avatar n tn He said I could I could 1)take atenolol or 2)have a catheder(spelling?) inserted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve the electricity problem, but it wasn't a serious problem. He also said there an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a chance the procedure would not help, and a small chance they would mess up and I would have to wear a pacemaker...which I definately don't want. I was wondering what the chances were of success and error. also, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> there anyways the doctors could be man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>taken, and the rapid heartbeat just come from anxiety?
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd noticed a hard soft tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sue knot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sue mass about the size of a marble). No, than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. anyways, I still have the pain, and it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar n tn I think everything an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> over <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I clean up. I walk out of the toilet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. when I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea epan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn CB radios, electric drills, electric blankets, electric shavers, ham radios, heating pads, metal detectors, microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve ovens, TV transmitters <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd remote control TV changers, in general, have not been shown to damage pacemaker pulse generators, change pacing rates or totally inhibit pacemaker output. Several of these devices have a remote potential to cause interference by occasionally inhibiting a single beat.
Avatar n tn I was found to have valvular heart dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ease in 2000 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd with aFib. I have a prosthetic MV fitted Nov 02 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve ablation for the aF. all did not go well and a pacemaker was fitted in 2003. I still have paroxysmal afib and flutter. To reply to the original poster, I always thought that amiodarone was the drug that really did work for aF but when it was tried on me I could not tolerate it and the side effects are horrendous. I now have Verapamil, digoxin, Warfarin and coamylofruse.
Avatar n tn But I am a scientan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t and use ESR, an instrument that has high magnetic fields <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd RF in the microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve region. I am told, uh-uh. I am also told to stay away from spark producing equipment such as gas-driven lawnmowers and snow blowers (I live in Wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>consin). My question. as far as the sparks are concerned, as a scientan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t I am aware of something called the Faraday Cage. a company makes such a device in the form of a T-shirt woven with interspersed metal thread.
Avatar n tn I do take diuretics to keep the fluid off and have to take potassium, magnesium and calcium which are depleted with the diuretics.. I feel much better when my weight an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> down. I also have a biventricular p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ICD which has helped me more than all the drugs I take. I am sure the drugs are necessary but before I got my biventricular pacemaker, I had severe CHF symptoms even with all the drugs. How are you feeling? How an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> your endurance and stamina?
1264141 tn?1283882938 My advice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd final thought. as a citizen of than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> country <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd of the world, I am just wondering will scanning everyone even make a dent in our fight against terroran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>m? I sure hope that the powers that be are working on more sustainable and better solutions to fight terroran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>m and prevent someone from even thinking about doing harm on our airlines, rather than try to catch a needle in a haystack using full-body scanning to detect individuals with weapons or explosive materials.
Avatar f tn It seems that meds won't do the job <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my only recourse an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> aV node ablation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker. I am not excited about going than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> route, but am not able to live a quality life with my present symptoms. I would appreciate your thoughts on all than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>.
Avatar n tn Before you do these, however, get a second opinion at a major medical center to ensure that you have benign palpitations <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a structurally normal heart. also, go back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd read your paragraph. You use terms/words that are very dramatic: "attacks", "violently crazy", "big ectopic", very powerful", "utterly terrifying". You clearly experience health an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sues in a magnified manner. Counseling might provide you with some relief. Good luck.
Avatar n tn moderate CaD, mild to moderate cardiomyopathy, EF35-40%, chronic a-fib with very low ventricular response, VVIR pacemaker installed , Synthroid75mcg, Lanoxin 0.25mg daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 0.375 mon, Wed, Fri, Enalapril2.5 mg twice daily, atenolol 12.5mg twice daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Coumadin 5mg daily and 7.5 on Sundays. echocardiogram dimensions aortic root 37mm, aortic valve opening19mm, left atrium 44mm, LV end diastolic dimention 48mm, end systolic dimension 31mm, Septal thickness 9mm, posterior wall thickness 10mm.
Avatar n tn when they hit they will come every 2-3 minutes feels like my heart an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> jumping out of my chest very dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>trubing. I saw my doctor on Monday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd he drew blood again <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ordered an event monitor. I wore it Friday events started at 5pm and I filled the monitor up by 9pm. I will be able to call it in Monday at 9am. I currently take a beta blocker, and also meds for panic attacks.My dad has atrial fib and that always concerns me that I am heading in that direction.
1285097 tn?1323783841 I have been addicted to Tramal for the past 2,5 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I have decided to once <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd for all stop these horror pills. I took up to 400mg in one dose and later in the day I would take another 200-300mg.. Yesterday I took 350 and now I decided to stop these pills from hell. Instead I took some gabapentin and valerian root but I am not doing good at all..
Avatar m tn Drain the liquid from chicken noodle soup, add some ground-up crackers, sprinkle in a bit of Romano cheese, microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve about a minute or so. You get protein <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd carbs, plus a bit of dairy that can aid digestion. Just don't rush into solid food! The wrap will loosen up on it's own, at least mine did a little. I can and do burb now, I couldn't do so right after the procedure.
Avatar n tn with age and with wear and tear, and with changes in physiognomy, their electrical noan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e may find a way to reach the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker circuitry in the heart. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> happens to lots of people <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd when it does, no one can explain exactly why, because the knowledge just an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't there yet. I have PaCs at a clip of 0-5 / min every single day. Some days are better than others (the whole thing only started 2.5 years ago).
213044 tn?1236531060 Now she had to be taken to the hospital again last December for her fast heart beat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd for a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker implant. It took her 2 months to recover. Now I will have to move to a ground level apartment because she has geart difficulty going up and down the stair case. a mayor change in my live was that since March 2006 I had to becaome the chef of the house and I fix all dinners and lunches since then, the good side an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> that enjoy cooking and it became my hobby...
Avatar n tn I feel the vibration all day long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it has a pattern to it. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a weired feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I can not figure out what causes than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>?
221122 tn?1323014865 i wonder, with such an increase in thses things,an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> it related to something outside of the body physics such as environment.. what with the advent of Microw<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ve ovens <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cell phones.. do these things affect the electril wiring in our bodies? someone needs to think outside the box!
Avatar n tn I was in a car accident 4 yrs. ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd began seeing a chiropractor. I still go at least once a month for maintenance <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I no longer get that tingly numb feeling.
Avatar n tn She an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> on the right side (arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd leg) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).a speech therapan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t works with her and she can read, write some (copies words) and has progressed with food (a feeding tube to puree foods to soft - ground foods). The speech therapan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t has positive prognosan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> for speech improvements over the next year.
Avatar f tn Five months after the implant I elected to have the swine flu vaccination which resulted in a numb feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd tingling in the extremities along with diarrhea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd dizziness that subsided after a few days. Since then the tingling has combined with the aching in the lower extremities and progressed upward to include the thighs. Exercan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e makes all of the symptoms worse, as I experience severe aching and muscle twitching after any kind of physical activity.
Avatar n tn Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.