skydiving

Hello!  I need some help!

Can (am I able to) go skydiving with my Defibrilator/pacemaker with the leads and device still being in tact and safe enough to go without being damaged from skydiving in any way?

 

CAN I GO ?!?!?!?  

Any help will do!

thanks guy's!  I love you all!

-Peter


3 Comments

skydiving

by Tracey_E - 2019-03-03 09:15:56

Other members have. If you do a search (teensy icon in the upper right corner), it comes up fairly often. I wouldn't do it if your device is less than a year old, and run it by your doctor first. The device isn't usually a problem but the underlying reason why you have it may be. 

Altitude

by Jimmy Dinfla - 2019-03-03 22:10:09

My cardiologist told me that lesser oxygen at higher altitudes can trigger tachycardia considering the damage I sustained from a prior heart attack.  My ICD does anti tachycardia pacing (ATP) before issuing the major shock.  I have had shortness of breath at altitudes in the past, before the ICD.  I have not traveled to high elevations since the ICD so I do not know how it will be.

Your situation may be different.  Recommend talking to your cardiologist.

Jimmy

Skydiving

by CYBORG - 2019-03-03 23:33:07

I’ve done it once years ago no problems

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