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Can Someone Get A Tattoo With A Defibrillator
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Yes: Immediately after a stent is placed and for approximately 1 year, patients are given blood thinners such as aspirin and Plavix (or some other drugs) These will make you much more prone to bruising and it would be best to not get a tattoo while taking these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tazers: There have been recent reports of tazers causing cardiac arrest in patients without aicd's. I suppose it would be possible for a tazer to "trick" and aicd into "thinking" that the patient had an actual arrhythmia and deliver what we would term an "inappropriate shock". I am not aware of any such reports however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: As a plastic surgeon, I'm against tattoos in general but if you really must have one, I would make sure that you're antiseizure medication is on board, If anything like skin irritation has ever precipitated the seizure before. It might be sporting to mention your history to the tattoo artist although I doubt anything is likely to happen ...Read more
Heart failure: Defibrillators are typically placed in patient's with poor cardiac function. Although the defibrillator does protect them from lethal arrhythmias, it does not protect him from worsening heart function. Patients with defibrillators can die from end-stage heart failure or from a completely noncardiac illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoo: A person with CHF could get a tattoo but it is not a good idea. ...Read more
Yes... Carefully: Be careful and only go to a certified and approved site. People who have had cardiac surgery may be at increased risk for developing heart infections. Please discuss this with your doctor as they may recommend specific retailers that they know in your area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not Usually: We generally advise people to avoid any high-energy application (> usual household voltages and currents). Arc welding, transformers, alternators and high voltage lines in particular carry real risks. From a manufacturer: use extreme caution if welding energy exceeds the following values: • 100 amps for tig/mig welding • 250 amps for ac arc welding • 250 amps for plasma welding • 350 amps dc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?
Yes: However, with bleeding tendency, you must be cautious. Further, since you already have a blood disorder, the infectious risks from getting a tattoo will mean you have to be even more cautious and concerned. New needles, new inks, and sterile areas are a must. ...Read more
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