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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
Cardiology 24 years experience
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
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
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
52 years experience
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
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Cardiology 45 years experience
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
Cardiology 53 years experience
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 male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Not unless: ...Specifically instructed not to by your cardiologist. Otherwise, reasonable weights for reasonable reps shouls help strengthn fightings
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
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
52 years experience
Pacemaker: What kind of vibration do you mean? A shifting em field might cause a problem.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Maybe but why: The lemon cleanse diet provides less than a 1000 calories per day and is woefully low in vital nutrients for the time you are on it. If your elect... Read More