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Thunder Lightning Affect Pacemaker
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
How does bystander lightning (not a direct strike) affect implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, vagus nerve stimulators, etc...?
Usually no effect.: The lightning strike (even as a bystander - it travels through the soil & can pop up at distances far from the original strike) can have deleterious effects on your heart (causing arrhythmia) or brain (causing unconsciousness) but these are just as likely with or without an implanted device. All electronic implants have a floating ground, which means they cannot short out because of an external ch ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Modern pacemakers are well shielded and not susceptible to low level electromagnetic waves. ...Read more
Here are some...: Shock treatment for urinary stones not directly targeting to testes will not affect sperm production and viability. In fact, I have been unaware if there is any specific study done to address the concern raised in this Q. May I ask why you have such Q, for reality or for curiosity? Please share with the world if any. ...Read more
It can: If directed over device.Get a more detailed answer ›
Entrainment: Binaural beats is a form of brain entrainment. Reported risks include precipitating a seizure, occasionally headaches, dizziness but for most people its fine with a 10-15min a day. Some studies have shown that with similar practices over long periods of time, high-amplitude gamma-band oscillations and phase-synchrony can be induced. No one knows the long term effects. ...Read more
More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Both done very: Successfully and routinely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Migraine with aura-can causes b faulty willis circuitry in the brain, open p.F.O in the heart? Can cumulative vascular damage occur untreated attacks?
Yes: People with pfo tend to have problems with headaches. Generally it is thought that fixing the pfo helps. ...Read more
Depends. No set no#: Cardiac arrest occurs when d heart has trouble pumping blood 4 itself, or when electrical problems cause a malfunction. The faster the heart beats, the less time the heart has to fill blood 4 itself (the heart rests b/w beats). If there r blockages or narrowing in its arteries, or if it is weakened (from electrolyte imbalance) then it will stop beating at a lower cut-off. Theoret max is 220-age. ...Read more
Does electromagnetic energy (electric sockets near bed, WiFi, etc.) have the potential to adversely affect my sleep?
Yes; got that from: Donald J Trump and his ilk! There is something called NGF (nerve Growth Factor) but only for peripheral nerves, Not for the Central Nervous System. Sorry about that. In general, be skeptical of most claims in science. Everyone wants them to be true and we are working on them, but not yet there. ...Read more
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