Can I travel
It is perfectly safe for you to travel as long as your general health allows.
At the airport always show your ICD identification card to security staff and ask to be searched by hand. Hand-held
wand-type devices can temporarily interfere with your ICD. You can walk straight through the metal detector archway
but must not linger underneath this. The metal casing of the device may cause the security alarm to be activated.
You will need to inform the holiday insurance company that you have a Bivent ICD. Some
insurance companies require written confirmation that you are able to travel. Although unable to recommend any particular
company we can provide a list of companies that are happy to consider insuring people travelling with a ICD.
If you are concerned about going on holiday with a ICD, the BHF Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist can provide
addresses of national and international ICD centres should you require assistance while you are away. Please inform
the BHF Arrhythmia Nurse Specialists of your planned holiday IN ADVANCE and the relevant information for your destination
can be obtained.
Kay Elliott, BHF Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist,01305 254920; firstname.lastname@example.org