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It is highly recommended for patients with pacemaker to have regular follow-up appointments for monitoring. Price range depends on what kind of pacemaker and where you are located. Take care and regards.
My father who has a pacemaker and who recently suffered CHF is coming for a vacation visit. I have two older microwaves and I wonder if I should not use them while he is here. Is there a safe distance to use them from someone with a pacemaker or is the danger so great that I should just unplug it while he is here.
Thanks for taking this message: My father who has a pacemaker and who recently suffered CHF is coming for a vacation visit. I have two older microwaves and I wonder if I should not use them while he is here. Is there a safe distance to use them from someone with a pacemaker or is the danger so great that I should just unplug it while he is here.
I have a pacemaker and use both wireless cards for my laptop and 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.
I have cardiomyopathy and received a difibrilator 12/04/09. I was told my microwave wichi is 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.
The doctor explained that he may have to turn off the third lead (it is the Bi-V lead) and just allow the regular pacemaker and ICD to work. He was hoping that by inserting the third lead, he might also experience an improved EF. He is 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?
He said I could I could 1)take atenolol or 2)have a catheder(spelling?) inserted and microwave the electricity problem, but it wasn't a serious problem. He also said there is 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, is there anyways the doctors could be mistaken, and the rapid heartbeat just come from anxiety?
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and 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 tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
CB radios, electric drills, electric blankets, electric shavers, ham radios, heating pads, metal detectors, microwave ovens, TV transmitters and 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.
I was found to have valvular heart disease in 2000 and with AFib. I have a prosthetic MV fitted Nov 02 and a microwave 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.
Then afterwards, they turn the pacemaker back on and recheck the settings. Very good write up though!
But I am a scientist and use ESR, an instrument that has high magnetic fields and RF in the microwave 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 Wisconsin). My question. As far as the sparks are concerned, as a scientist 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.
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 is down. I also have a biventricular pacemaker and 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 is your endurance and stamina?
My advice and final thought. As a citizen of this country and of the world, I am just wondering will scanning everyone even make a dent in our fight against terrorism? I sure hope that the powers that be are working on more sustainable and better solutions to fight terrorism 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.
It seems that meds won't do the job and my only recourse is AV node ablation and a pacemaker. I am not excited about going this route, but am not able to live a quality life with my present symptoms. I would appreciate your thoughts on all this.
Before you do these, however, get a second opinion at a major medical center to ensure that you have benign palpitations and a structurally normal heart. Also, go back and read your paragraph. You use terms/words that are very dramatic: "attacks", "violently crazy", "big ectopic", very powerful", "utterly terrifying". You clearly experience health issues in a magnified manner. Counseling might provide you with some relief. Good luck.
moderate CAD, mild to moderate cardiomyopathy, EF35-40%, chronic a-fib with very low ventricular response, VVIR pacemaker installed , Synthroid75mcg, Lanoxin 0.25mg daily and 0.375 mon, Wed, Fri, Enalapril2.5 mg twice daily, Atenolol 12.5mg twice daily and 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.
When they hit they will come every 2-3 minutes feels like my heart is jumping out of my chest very distrubing. I saw my doctor on Monday and he drew blood again and 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.
I have been addicted to Tramal for the past 2,5 years and I have decided to once and 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..
Drain the liquid from chicken noodle soup, add some ground-up crackers, sprinkle in a bit of Romano cheese, microwave about a minute or so. You get protein and 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.
With age and with wear and tear, and with changes in physiognomy, their electrical noise may find a way to reach the pacemaker circuitry in the heart. This happens to lots of people and when it does, no one can explain exactly why, because the knowledge just isn'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).
Now she had to be taken to the hospital again last December for her fast heart beat and for a pacemaker 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 is that enjoy cooking and it became my hobby...
I feel the vibration all day long and it has a pattern to it. It is a weired feeling and I can not figure out what causes this and why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel this?
i wonder, with such an increase in thses things,is it related to something outside of the body physics such as environment.. what with the advent of Microwave ovens and cell phones.. do these things affect the electril wiring in our bodies? someone needs to think outside the box!
I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all. My doctor also gave me a prescription medicine called Atarax, which only makes me drowsy and doesn't help the itchy feeling. Any suggestions? Btw, I've taken blood tests to see if there is anything wrong but everything came out fine.
I was in a car accident 4 yrs. ago and began seeing a chiropractor. I still go at least once a month for maintenance and I no longer get that tingly numb feeling.
She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).A speech therapist 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 therapist has positive prognosis for speech improvements over the next year.
Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.
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