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what are the risks of riding rollercoasters for a person with pacemaker

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
None: There are no risks unless they come very close to a powerful magnet which I do not think happens while you're riding a roller coaster. Even if you di ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Rollercoaster: If the patient is not pacer dependent and has a rate responsive pacer and a normal otherwise pumping function, should be ok. If the patient has a fixe ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
That depends: The pacemaker itself is not a problem. However, riding a roller coaster can be stressful to some. (such as me!). If you also have coronary artery dise ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pacer: It depends on the patients overall condition. A pacemaker itself is just a device. If the patients condition such as heart failure makes the roller co ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Falls: Depending on his metabolism and general health, my concerns would be less about the pacemaker & more about falls. As he gets up to urinate in the nigh ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Implant date?: If it's been implanted >6 weeks ago, a rollercoaster shouldn't be harmful, but i wouldn't recommend it early on after implant (before the leads hav ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Generally yes: Once the insertion site has healed, there is no reason why you cannot swim or particpate in other water sports, assuming your heart function is health ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
No limit: If they keep replacing the units when the battery is low it will not limit life expectancy.
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: What kind of vibration do you mean? A shifting em field might cause a problem.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
40 years experience Family Medicine
Accupressure with PM: There has been reports on electroacupuncture in patients with pacemaker. It should be done under supervision. Theoretically it is not advisable becau ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not unless: ...Specifically instructed not to by your cardiologist. Otherwise, reasonable weights for reasonable reps shouls help strengthn fightings
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
PPM and NSAID. : As long as it hasn’t literally just been put in, I do not see the presence of a pacemaker in and of itself is a contraindication to use of anti-inflam ... Read More

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