Flying

Had pacemaker 3 years ago. Having flown yet. Is there anything to be aware of ? Thank you 


8 Comments

Nothing to worry about

by LondonAndy - 2022-09-21 12:14:58

No need to tell the security people you have one, just go through security like everyone else. They do not trigger either the normal security arches or the newer "imaging" booths, and your pacemaker will not be affected by them. However, always carry your pacemaker ID card. Avoid airlines with outdoor toilets. 

Travel

by AgentX86 - 2022-09-21 13:05:10

The only thing to be aware of, and you'll probably never see it, is the wand style metal detectors.  They shouldn't be used above the waist. Tell the security person and show your card if necessary. These are  common at public events but are used, rarely, at airports too (particularly overseas) if all of the other scanners are down.

Rest Rooms

by Lurker - 2022-09-21 23:51:37

Avoid airlines with outdoor toilets.
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anything to be aware of

by Persephone - 2022-09-26 20:36:50

You will be airborne. That's it. I hope you have a great trip and hopefully it's for something fun.

yes

by dwelch - 2022-10-14 03:22:27

Yeah, a pandemic hit us and travel might be a different experience than before.

I still tell them I have a pacer, but I have had pacers for 34 years, and sometimes that gets me into a short/special line.  Usually not.  The machines wont hurt the device, but the guards are trained to assume that the wand and some of them can...so dont try to correct them that will just annoy them...

Late Response!

by Tanno - 2022-11-16 11:23:39

Bit of a late response, but I had flown 4 days after having my PM inserted with no issues.

Airline outside toilets?

by Brains - 2023-08-11 11:06:01

Some mention to avoid... can you explain 🙏 

Airline outside toilets?

by Brains - 2023-08-11 11:06:04

Some mention to avoid... can you explain 🙏 

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I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.