Heart & Cardiology/Hedge trmmer

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Question
Can I use the above after having a pacemaker fitted?  It is fairly heavy, is used a lot above shoulder height and I'm worried that I might damage the pacemaker wiring. Thank you in anticipation for your answer.

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Martyn Sheffield

Answer
Hello Martyn,

Lifting a heavy weight won't harm the pacemaker wiring.  Unless the hedge trimmer has an electric motor, it's okay.   If it has an electric motor, contact the pacemaker manufacturer.  

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David Richardson

Expertise

Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.

Experience

Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Organizations
Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Publications
Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

Education/Credentials
M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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