It is safe for most people with
arrhythmias, pacemakers, and ICDs to travel. Riding in a car, bus, train,
boat, or plane is very unlikely to aggravate the arrhythmia.
But there are easy things you can do to travel safely and prepare for potential problems.
For more tips, see the topic Travel Health.
If you have a pacemaker or ICD:
It is not likely that the airport security systems will affect your pacemaker or ICD. These include the walk-through metal detectors, hand-held wands, or the full-body imaging scanners. But your device could set off a metal detector alarm.
If you have a cardiac device, follow these tips at airport security:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Current as ofApril 3, 2017
Current as of:
April 3, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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