OT Pace Makers and Welders

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT Pace Makers and Welders
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:28 am:

Got some good news from my heart doctor today during my annual checkup. When I told him I missed using my welder he asked what kind I had. I said the kind most home mechanics had, a basic AC stick welder. He said that it would be OK for me to go ahead and use it. The problem with pacemaker interference is with mostly the heavy duty industrial welders. Still, if I had any dizziness or other unusual sensations to just stop using it. NOW, this was for me and I am NOT advising anyone with a pacemaker to go ahead and use a welder without advise from their own doctor. I thought I would just pass this along as it may be worth asking your doctor about it. I also asked about using a chain saw as a back pack leaf blower engine is closer to the pacemaker than a chain saw. He said it's the danger of the running chain saw itself if you should have any difficulty, faintness, or dizziness when using it. With a welder you can just stop. With a running chain saw it's not so easy. Anyway for what it's worth.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:40 am:

Good news Gary. There are enough things we have to give up as we get older and it's always nice when we find a way to still do what we enjoy.

Go for it.

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Monday, December 22, 2014 - 01:30 pm:

thanks for the info.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 03:08 pm:

The only thing I could think of with the welders would be when using the high frequency AC like a TIG welding Alum. Good to be careful though


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