pacemaker and heart stents and wi-fi

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:58    Post subject: pacemaker and heart stents and wi-fi Reply with quote
Hello,

I have a question, does anyone know to what extent wi-fi affects stents implants in the heart.
If there are any settings to help me reduce the spread of the wi-fi signal in the home, or what measures do you recommend I take to protect a person who has such a device on heart?

Thank you and I look forward to your recommendations!

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
None. If it did, no one with a heart stent could go anywhere. A heart stent is effectively a stiff wire mesh. Wifi has no effect on that.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good response.

And home wifi signals are not particularly strong anyway. The radiation to your heart area from your cell phone would be stronger, especially if the signal from the cell tower is weak (so that your phone has to "shout louder" to be heard there).

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm sorry, it's a about pacemaker, these are affected by wi-fi, what adjustments should I make on the wifi side?
For a start I downgraded TX Power to 3 dBm, and I also use the Radio Scheduling setting for certain hours to stop wi fi, this can also be a solution?

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think perhaps the "6-inch rule" still applies?

https://www.hopepaige.com/information/myths-and-truths-about-devices-that-can-interfere-with-pacemakers

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/arrhythmia/prevention--treatment-of-arrhythmia/devices-that-may-interfere-with-icds-and-pacemakers

https://www.bostonscientific.com/content/gwc/en-US/patients/about-your-device/pacemakers/living-with-a-pacemaker/using-household-appliances-and-tools.html

https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/Specialities/Cardiology/pacemaker_faq.aspx

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/advice/9918435/Will-WiFi-affect-my-pacemaker.html

https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/cell-phones/potential-cell-phone-interference-pacemakers-and-other-medical-devices

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for these links!
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 13:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not all routers will actually lower the transmit power when you change the setting. (My Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 routers won't.) Dropping from 30 dBm to 3 dBm is about a 500:1 power reduction, so if that power reduction is real, you should see signal-strength indicators on your client devices showing obvious effect. The range reduction should also be pretty obvious, as (for positions more than a couple of feet from the router) a range reduction of over 95% would result from that sort of power drop. Look for range to halve each time you cut power by 6 dB.

If your router actually does lower power to 3 dBm when you ask it to, and if that power level actually works to keep your client devices connected and happy, great! The less power you transmit, the less of an interference problem you are for your neighbors. I wish everyone would transmit only the power actually needed.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
oliver, i have 8 stints, a pace maker and a very weak heart with that being said ive never had no problems except when i got to close to someone arc welding...
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 13:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
yes I understand and microwave ovens are dangerous, thanks for the information
I wish you health!

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