• 30 days ago

    Walking through screening machines with a pacemaker

    My father got a pacemaker from Medtronic, it was inserted in Israel and now he will be traveling with it to New York. We know that he can show his document in the airport and they will not screen him, but what about all the screens that I see in every department store entrance and many stores, stadiums and supermarkets? Is it safe to walk through them? During his last visit I was so concerned that I didn't let him walk into any stores where I saw screening machines which was pretty much everywhere and it made his trip here really not enjoyable. I would really appreciate input of a cardiologist or someone who works closely with pacemakers.