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Heart Monitor - Commercial Flying

Discussion in 'Ask A Flight Surgeon' started by Silverhawkpmm, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Silverhawkpmm

    Silverhawkpmm Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't sure which section to post this in but figured here would work.

    A friend of mine has to wear a heart monitor for a month - nothing serious thankfully - just looking for source of an occasionally palpatations - it more or less looks like a pager with two wires attached to his chest.

    He does have the perscription written from the doctor but should he have any problems getting by security from the TSA? Anyone ever run across this before?

    Thanks for any help in advance,
  2. MarkE

    MarkE Diabeetus!

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    This would probably do well in the Ask a Flight Surgeon forum.
  3. My Flight Surgeon

    My Flight Surgeon Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner Staff Member

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    It should not be a problem. He needs to show the prescription and they will want to look at the monitor.
  4. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago I had to travel with a bone growth stimulator attached to my leg that made a constant ticking sound. I took the prescription, the units manual, and after an almost invasive screening I was allowed to board with it. This is when that "two hours before" comes into play.

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