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Can Invisible Fences Interfere With Pacemakers
No: It is very unlikely that an invisible fence would interfere with a pacemaker. Normally, and this is generally true of the pacemakers that have been implanted over the past 10 years or so, not much on the outside of the body can affect their function with the exception of large magnetic fields (like that of an mri). Even then, the interference is not permanent and not significantly detrimental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband has a pacemaker defibrillator can he get close to invisible fencing?
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Could you tell me is it safe if my husband has a pacemaker defibrillator can he get close to invisible fencing?
Invisible fencing: I have seen no literature on this type of device interfering with pacer/icd function. I doubt it would be a problem but it shouldn't be a problem staying away from the proximity to such devices to be safe. ...Read more
Electronics/ magnets: Patients with pacemakers are advised to avoid strong magnetic fields. Mri studies are generally contraindicated. Electronic devices such a cell phones and game controllers should usually be kept at least 12 inches away fom the device. Security devices can sometimes cause problems and many airports will have pacemaker patients have a different assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having post interferon side effects and it's been a year, my dr.S don't seem to believe it's related. What do I do?
Please Clarify: What do you mean specifically by the words: 'interferon side effects'? ...Read more
My grandfather is in his 80's and he will be having the battery on his pacemaker replaced. Are their any major risks involved?
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