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  • super charged zap triggered on the wipeout

    Hi all,
    I have a biventricular pacer and in this nice sunny weather I went to an amusement park on Wednesday for the afternoon. The weather forecaster had said just a passing shower well there was a short shower then the sun came back but when my friend and I were in line for our 3rd ride of the day it started downpouring. They still ran the ride in the downpour and I wasn't having fun. She and I were sitting next to each other and the right spins up high and all over the place and she smushed me because of the impact g force of the ride. I didn't feel well was nauseous and couldn't breathe well. I told her to tell them to stop the ride. Then my pacemaker fired and went off. Ouch like a horse kicking me super hard in the chest. I am a real dare devil when it comes to rides but I know that's one ride I won't be going on again. The ride was named the wipeout lol I can see why.Even though being zapped wasn't fun it saved my life and that's a good thing.
    Kimberly K. Plaster

  • #2

    Boy you are a tough one! Did they check your device to see what rythm you were in at the time it fire? I am Very VERY happy your device was with you during your 'adventure'.

    I too will stay away from "wipeout"!!

    Take care!

    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)


    • #3
      Wow, what a story! You take care and I'm glad you're all right.


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


      • #4

        I'm glad you are okay. What a scary story. No "wiping out" for a while now okay?

        Take care,

        41 years old. Diagnosed with HOCM in Feb 2005. Myectomy at Mayo on June 8, 2005


        • #5

          Talk about getting an extra bang for your buck! I guess the ride did live up to it's name though, and should long be remembered as your scariest ride ever. Glad you're okay!

          "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


          • #6

            Thanks God you are OK. Don't you just love having that little computer monitoring your every heartbeat?!

            God Squad co-moderator
            Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


            • #7
              I'm just curious. Do you know what they use to propel the ride with. I was told that if I rode Rock N' Roller Coaster it could set off my device because it uses magnets to propel it.

              Just wondering if that could have been a contributing factor too. With as many thrill rides as I ride I guess I'm very fortunate to have never been shocked! Good thing you got it!

              Mary S.