radiation and wi-fi networks and defibulators (respond please)

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/30/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My cond. is described in a previous post. I saw psycairtrists (spelling) and the meds prescribed helped tremendously. I was losing balance, falling down for a few days and finally went to the e-ward. I was v-tech skipping beats. The top and bottom parts of my heart were not in sync. I received an ICD, (implanted defibulater)......darn thing hurts..

I use an ancient high end graphics monitor w/ steel shielding part of the time, a mac laptop using airport (wi-fi) and 2.4g cordless phones. Are any of these devices going to impair the implanted device's performance.

Trying to get better and staying positive.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 10/31/2006 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I dont have an ICD but a pacemaker and they have the same warnings as the ICD's and yes, I understand greatly as mine hurt too.  My cardiologist is considering an ICD for me...I hope we dont have to go there.

All the information I received with my pacer indicated that I should use caution when using cell phone, any wireless (wi-fi) device, microwaves, and cordless phones.  Actually, there was a whole list of things that could potentially shut down the pacemaker or cause malfunction.  I do have a Dell Laptop that I use a wireless card in and have no problems, I have a cell phone that is one of the most current models via Sprint and dont have problems and we have 2.4g cordless phones in our house and still no problems.  I was very paranoid of all these things last year when I got my device inplanted worrying that something was going to harm it...but everything has been fine.

A little funny though, we just got a brand new Best Buy store here in our town and I went there last weekend to look around.  I set off their alarms going in and out...must of been the magnets or something I dont know...I didnt even have my purse with me or my cell phone just cash in my pocket.  So I am sure it was my pacemaker that was the cause, kinda embarressing but it is still ticking along and the book with it did state that this could happen.  Guess I wont be going to Best Buy again... tongue

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