Will metal detectors affect my ICD?

It is unlikely that security systems will affect your heart device. These systems include metal detectors (walk-through archways and handheld wands) and full-body imaging scanners in airports, courthouses, and jails. When encountering these security systems, follow these guidelines: • Always carry your heart device ID card. This card is helpful if your heart device sets off a metal detector or a security system.• Minimize the risk of interference by not touching metal surfaces around screening equipment.• Do not stop in a walk?through archway; simply walk through the archway at a normal pace.• If a handheld wand is used, ask the security operator not to hold it over or wave it back and forth over your heart device.• If you have concerns about security screening methods, show your heart device ID card to the security operator. Then request alternative screening and follow the security operator’s instructions.