Doug Rachac talks about living with a pacemaker, ICD, or CRTD device. Special guest speakers include Dr. Savona, electrophysiologist, and Julie Mease, NP, from The Ohio State University’s Ross Heart Hospital.
Doug Rachac presents information regarding living with a pacemaker or ICD.
“The FDA has announced that Boston Scientific is recalling 48,000 INGENIO pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps). The recall is due to potential issues when the devices transition to safety mode….” To read the full article, please click here. (Shared from Cardiovascular Business, August 6, 2021)
This article is a follow-up to our most recent article regarding the potential for Apple devices to interfere with medical devices. On June 25, 2021, Apple released an updated list of its products that may interfere with medical devices, stating: “Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields may interfere with medical devices… For example, implanted
As we reported back in February, newer models of smartphones, such as the iPhone 12, can interfere with the operation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) if the phone is placed in close proximity to the device or over the device. As per the latest study referenced below, “Magnet wireless charging is being utilized increasingly
Newer models of smartphones, such as the iPhone 12, can interfere with the operation of ICDs if the phone is placed in close proximity to the device or over the device. For your safety and to ensure that the device operates correctly, always remember to keep your phone at least six inches from your device.
Living with a Pacemaker or ICD webinar hosted by DCM Foundation with guest speaker, Doug Rachac
It’s not uncommon for people with dilated cardiomyopathy or heart failure to require treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities, also called arrhythmias. This treatment may include a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), devices that help maintain a regular heartbeat. In the video below, Greg Hershberger, a DCM Foundation Board Member and DCM patient, shares his experience