A 20-year-old female asked:
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can someone with a pacemaker can take a flight?

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Dr. Kaveh Karandish
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : There are no contraindications !
Answered on May 11, 2014
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No specific concerns for the flight itself. Will probably make the siren beep at security check. Would recommend that you let the officer know before going through.
Answered on May 11, 2014
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pacemaker: usually yes, unless you have some other specific situation not to. ask your doc please.
Answered on Jul 11, 2015
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Dr. Amrit Singh
Dr. Amrit Singh commented
51 years experience Cardiology
yes always
Jul 11, 2015
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pacer: Yes
Answered on May 2, 2017

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