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Can someone get a tattoo with a defibrillator

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: I would be concerned with any patient seeking an elective tattoo procedure with a defibrillator. The electric needle gun could cause the defibrillato ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Tattoo needles and ink carry serious risks of transmitting diseases such as hepatitis, but will not trigger a defibrillator.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: I'm not an electrical engineer, but I think it's a bad idea. If you insist, you may receive an inappropriate shock from your device. Even worse, it ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
I should think so: Is this a wedding band substitute? Just an FYI. It is VERY hard to remove tattoos, especially ones that go around a finger. Also expensive. Mayb ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Hollander
47 years experience Cardiology
The : The device will continue to work unless there have been so many shocks which may drain the battery. The battery level can be detected by a simple noni ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: It is unlikely that you would feel anything but if you did it would be only a very mild sensation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Invisible fencing: I have seen no literature on this type of device interfering with pacer/icd function. I doubt it would be a problem but it shouldn't be a problem stay ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
What it does: A defibrillator provides an electrical current that is measured in joules (a measure of electrical energy). This electrical energy is used to "shock" ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer.: There are specific conditions for which an icd is implanted to decrease the risk of sudden death due to a cardiac rhythm disturbance. Infections are r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker change: When a pacemaker or defibrillation generator device is changed, typically light sedation is used for comfort, and topical anesthesia is used in the sk ... Read More
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