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Can you snorkel if you have a pacemaker

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacer: The physiology associated with the pacemaker informs the risk of a steam room. It is not the same for all.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Maybe: There is always hope, I believe. The question is how much. Unresponsive is vague, but many conditions causing it are reversible. A pacemaker does not ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: As we say, "as long as you don't crawl in it, you will be fine". 20 years ago there were issues, but there are no interactions with modern day micro ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Generally not....: Only a very few very recently produced pacemakers are MRI compatible. Report the manufacturer and model to your radiology dept and they can determine ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
MRI: Pacemakers make MRI problematic because of their metal content. It is possible to have an MRI of the brain if necessary though safer with the specific ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Héctor Maldonado gómez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes, no problem: There is no contraindication for losartan and pacemaker. In fact, losartan has other beneficial effects on the heart, besides controlling blood pressu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Drink: Yes you can. I would strongly suggest moderation , one beer, or one glass of wine only. Alcohol ingestion is bad for you even without a pacemaker.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumb ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make ... Read More

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