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Health Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Model X' started by dayhu99, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. dayhu99

    dayhu99 Member

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    My brother in law has just had a defibrillator implanted The hospital and doctor seem to think there may be an issue in being driven in an electric car ( I have a volt and model x) They have very little info however and I cant seem to find anything more They just said stay away from superchargers when charging

    Does anyone on the list have more info
    Thanks
     
  2. Lbkmxp100d

    Lbkmxp100d Member

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    I would recommend you reach out to corporate and ask them these questions.
     
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  3. brkaus

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    I agree with LBK. If there is anyone who would know with certainty of any cases it would be Tesla.
     
  5. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    I think the greatest risk is hitting the accelerator too hard and causing a heart attack. The EMF is not an issue.
     
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  6. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    One wonders if there is such a thing as a human-sized Faraday cage for such scenarios. Clearly, there are fields afoot while charging and during everyday operation.

    I hope the OP reports back with any sort of Tesla-provided communication.
     
  7. Graffi

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    A Smart Phone poses a much greater risk to your brother, and everyone else. JMHO
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    The defibrillator manufacturer will be able to tell you. Send me a message if you’re unsure how to go about it. They’ll know what level of immunity has been verified.
     
  9. SUN-day Driver

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    Back in 2012 or so I remember seeing an early Model S user manual that showed high EMR areas of the car and it said pacemakers should be kep at least 6 inches away. The areas included the left and right corners of the dash, the center cup holder area, and the back seat directly above the motor. I made note of this since my father has a pacemaker. When the next version of the manual was released, it no longer contained this information.
     
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