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Can you fly with a pacemaker

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a sm... Read More
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Battery life: Pacemakers have a battery or generator life. The device does not 'expire' but it does come to end of life and the generator or body of the pacemaker ... Read More
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pacemaker life: Usually pacemaker batteries last up to 8-10 years and then battery is depleted.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
Minor surgical proce: Pacemakers are placed in a cardiac cath or surgical suite with the visual guidance of fluoroscopy (x-ray visualization). A pacing lead is placed int... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Pacemaker: The wire is introduced through a large vein and passed to the heart position under fluoroscopic guidance. After lead position is verified, a skin pock... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Fixed rate: I assume you mean fixed rate pacemakers. We don't use them anymore. The very earliest pacemakers just fired at whatever rate you set them, once a seco... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, wires are placed into the heart and hooked to a battery which sends an electrical impulse to the heart making it co... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
HeartRhythm or block: The most common indicators for an implanted pacemaker are bradycardia (slow heart rate), tachycardia (fast heart rate) and heart block (when the heart... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
A few things...: Keeping the heart rate from going to slow - in heart block - preventing passing out, changing how the heart muscle contracts to prevent outlow tract o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes they have metal casings and electronic insides.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: See your cardiologist to stratify your risk and possible need for a pacemaker.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart... Read More