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I have a pacemaker, di-pole Siemens. It was tested on 23-9-13

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I have a pacemaker, di-pole Siemens. It was tested on 23-9-13 & 3 years like left. It was re-tested Jan 14th '14 & 1 yr left. Why the sudden drop?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question.

Have you been healthy?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Doc. I have had a pacemaker since March 1991(more than one of c ourse).My annual checkups have all been the same, a steady usage, as my pacemaker is only on a "as needed" setting. i.e. under 60 beats and over 150 beats. I purchased a new car in September 2013, it had a keyless ignition, the transmitter remained in my pocket. I have been told that induction could be the cause (EMI).


MJC

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Doc. No worse and no better during the last 3 years.


MJC

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hi MJC

Yes that is very possible

You may want to get rid of the keyless ignition

However, I suspect that the device may be pacing more often

Has this been assessed
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