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Can you snorkel if you have a pacemaker

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pacer: The physiology associated with the pacemaker informs the risk of a steam room. It is not the same for all.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Yes.: The risk of a steam room has to do with blood pressure falling as one's blood vessels dilate in the heat. Therefore, if one drinks plenty of fluids p... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 19 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 24 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
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.
A 68-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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic ... Read More

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