Travel After ICD Shock


I recently had a shock from my ICD. The Doctors office just told me to "keep on doing what I have been doing". I am planning a trip next month to France and wondered if there will be travel restrictions put on me due to my ICD going off. Also, will my remote monitor work in a different country? 





monitor working overseas

by islandgirl - 2019-07-14 12:20:44

Hi----not sure what you device manufacture is.....  My Medtronic Carelink works anywhere.  It picks up signals from any cell phone service. I've travelled worldwide to remote areas such as camping in the Sahara Desert and cruising the Mekong River with no problems with a signal.  I've received emails and text messages from my EP when he sees a problem.  I have yet to be shocked as I'm lucky so far the ICD has 'paced me out' of arrhythmias.  With recent prescription changes, the last few weeks have been event free.  My appts are now every 3 weeks instead of the every 2 weeks.  I was having 21 per week when I was getting 'paced out' from my ICD.

Enjoy your travels.  

Travel Restrictions

by CatDad - 2019-07-15 09:50:14

"wondered if there will be travel restrictions put on me due to my ICD going of"

I take that to mean that you're concerned about the ICD triggering some airport security device.

Not to worry... I was recently gently patted down over my PM bump by a TSA guy who said he had his own PM. PM and ICD recipients are seen everyday by these folks.


by lefty2 - 2019-07-15 10:37:54

i was actually wondering if , because my ICD shocked me recently, if I would be told not to travel overseas. Probably an unfounded worry.


by AgentX86 - 2019-07-15 14:12:45

I'd think that would depend on your history and why it triggered. It's something that should be discussed with your EP. In addition to medical issues, don't forget insurance. Also, depending on jurisdictions,  you may lose driving privileges for a period of time.

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