Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pacemaker and Your Car JumpStarter!


Questions about possible interactions with a car jump starter and a Medtronic implanted heart device. A car jump starter  may interfere with the function of the implanted heart device. For this reason, Medtronic recommends a 24 inch distance between the implanted heart device and the cables. When the car jump starter  is in good working condition and used as intended, there is no known risk.
To learn more about Medtronic implanted heart devices, please reference the websites below. You may also share the following links with family and friends:
medtronic.com: Learn more about Medtronic products
medtronic.com/patient-services/cardiac-emc-guide/index.htm: Understand electromagnetic fields and Medtronic implanted heart devices
mypacemaker.com: Learn more about pacemakers including MRI compatibility
MRISureScan.com: Medtronic SureScan® MRI Technology ensures patient safety for MRI scans, under specific conditions
asktheicd.com: Questions and answers to questions including SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest), heart attack (MI) vs. SCA and so much more
medtronicheart.com: Learn how to use the MyCareLink Patient Monitor
mymedtroniccarelink.net: Communication center for patients with Medtronic implanted heart devices and their family and friends including notifications about CareLink transmissions
medtronic.com/idcard: Update or request a new patient identification card

You may also contact Medtronic Patient Services via email at pshelp@medtronic.com or directly by phone at (800) 551-5544, extension 41835. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. We appreciate the opportunity to help you.

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