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Using a Reliefband by User with Atrial Fibrillation History?

by Barbara 26. March 2008 10:40

Question about the Reliefband Electronic Nerve Stimulation Device for Motion Sickness and Nausea .

Q: "Is the motion sickness relief band safe to use when the user has a history of atrial fibrillation treated with medication not a pace maker?"

Answer: We recommend that you check with your cardiologist or primary care physician before purchasing and using a ReliefBand. This is a medical question that we cannot answer. If your physician sees no medical contraindications, we can ship your Reliefband within one business day after you order it. Do remember that the Reliefband due to hygienic concerns, is not returnable except for replacement if mechanically defective.

Neurowave Medical addresses only use concerns for those with pacemakers. "Pacemaker Users – Use the device only as directed on the wrist to prevent possible interference with your pacemaker. Avoid placing the electrodes directly on your chest or near the pacemaker."

The ReliefBand Device works by gently stimulating the nerves in your wrist, which interferes with your body's nausea and vomiting process and calms your stomach. FDA clearance is for use as a nondrug, noninvasive prescription treatment for nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and pregnancy, and is indicated as an adjunct to antiemetics for postoperative nausea. The ReliefBand Device also provides relief of nausea and vomiting from motion sickness and morning sickness, and is available without prescription for these conditions.

Hope this information helps.

Sincerely,
Barbara