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What are the risks of riding rollercoasters for a person with pacemaker?

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 fixed rate pacer and doesn't go faster, then the rollercoaster represents a risk to the patient should a rate increase be needed from the g force stresses of the coaster. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pacemaker (Definition)

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


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What are the risks of riding roller coasters for a person with pacemaker?

What are the risks of riding roller coasters for a person with pacemaker?

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 coaster a bad risk, that is what the limit is. Ask the treating doctor, but would not hop on the ride without that. ...Read more

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My father is 84 and just had apacemaker fitted, he regularly consumes 1 to 2 litres of wine daily what are the risks?

My father is 84 and just had apacemaker fitted, he regularly consumes 1 to 2 litres of wine daily what are the risks?

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 night he may be more likely to fall, break a hip & end up with greater problems. ...Read more

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Is a pacemaker bad for rollercoasters?

Is a pacemaker bad for rollercoasters?

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 have become implanted and the incision has healed). ...Read more

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Can a person with pacemaker swim safely?

Can a person with pacemaker swim safely?

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 healthy enough. The pacemaker is not the limiting factor. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pacemaker?

How long can a person live with pacemaker?

Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk. ...Read more

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Is whole body vibration dangerous for a person with a pacemaker?

Uncertain.: Ordinary daily activities, including the vibration of riding on a bus, or similar normal activities, pose no risk related to ones pacemaker. ...Read more

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Should a person with a pacemaker avoid weight ?Lifting

Should a person with a pacemaker avoid weight ?Lifting

Weight lifting: Not necessarily. But if not actively an exerciser begin with observed cardiac rehab and progress to resistance exercises under observation in the beginning. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person with a pacemaker go on the lemon cleanse?

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 electrolytes (sodium, potassium particularly) get altered on the diet, it may affect your heart beat or possibly predispose to heart rhythm problems. This could be an additional risk of this diet. Also, risk depends on other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a person with a pacemaker on on the lemon cleanse?

Pacemaker: The underlying disease causing need for a pacemaker is the reason why a lemon cleanse may or may not be ok for the patient. ...Read more