Users' questions

Is it OK to vape with a pacemaker?

Is it OK to vape with a pacemaker?

The case report’s authors determined patients with pacemakers should exercise caution if they vape because the devices can cause serious heart complications. Older pacemakers are more susceptible to problems with vapes, but all patients with any type should be cautious, the researchers warn.

Can batteries leak on a pacemaker?

To the Editor. — Rupture of pacemaker batteries is rare. Mercury-zinc batteries, used to power early pacemakers, have largely been replaced because their warranties lasted only three years.

How does smoking affect a pacemaker?

Nicotine causes small blood vessels to spasm, cutting off blood flow. This severely degrades wound healing and increases the risk for infection. Do not use any nicotine products one week before to two months after pacemaker surgery.

Can a pacemaker make your heart explode?

Though these explosions are infrequent, in some crematoria there is more than one explosion per year. Pacemaker explosions can damage the cremator, breaking doors or brickwork.

What happens if pacemaker battery dies?

“If the battery is completely drained, the device will no longer deliver pacing therapy. The patients who rely heavily on pacing or who are pacemaker dependent may be most at risk for having an adverse outcome.”

Can you drink coffee with a pacemaker?

A new study shows coffee is safe for people at risk of arrhythmias, even if they have heart failure and are wearing a pacemaker. The heart keeps ticking along just fine, even as the morning fog clears.

What happens when pacemaker battery dies?

Why do pacemakers have to be removed before cremation?

One of the most popular questions when considering cremation as an option is “Do you need to remove a pacemaker prior to cremation?” The answer is simple: Yes. This is because certain parts of the pacemaker, when subject to intense heat, may explode and damage the crematory chamber or injure the personnel working.