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  • mystery magnetic alarm figured out

    Well my mysterious magnetic field alarm problem has been solved. It appears that a Build-A-Bear that I gave my son for Valentine's Day has a magnet in it's tongue so it can hold bones, toys etc.( I was unaware of this when I bought it) Who would have thought that a stuffed animal would make an ICD alarm go off??
    I guess they should have warning labels on them?? HaHa!
    I s'pose I won't be hugging his little dog anymore.
    You just never know do you?

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    I'm glad you figured it out. Wow, I never knew that either. I'm sure you'll be hugging your son without the toy from now on.


    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


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      I gave Becca a build a bear this year for V day too...it had magnet in his hands and face (to blow kisses) I would NEVER had thought that the magnet was strong enough to have any affect on the device!
      Now warning lables on bears
      I think that will not happen...but hey I will contact Build-a-Bear Corp and see what they think?
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


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