Press TV: Metal detectors safe for pacemakers

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Press TV: Metal detectors safe for pacemakers

    Hand-held metal detectors? What are they? I forget.

    Somebody at Press TV must be living life in the slow lane.
     
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    ummm someone needs to get there head checked or get the forceps out to pull there head out of there (expletive deleted). I seriously dare some TSA oxygen exchange waster to spew this drivel as I will go interview the heads of cardiology of 5 hospital groups saying otherwise, and actively tell there patients to avoid WTMD and magnatomiters and other magnetic fields because of the damage or reprograming that could happen and potentially kill them.

    Theres something seriously wrong as the "study" there quoting was done before TSA was aborted into existance... I smell a rat.
     
  3. cardiomd

    cardiomd Original Member

    They are probably safe. I still advise people not to go through WTMDs, because they will set them off, so there is no purpose. The study was done in Europe, and not airport-specific (the purpose was to see if the handheld metal detector would interfere with the device, allowing clearance despite no WTMD.)

    This study is very good news and important, as it would also provide a justification to bring back metal screening without a ridiculous groping for those that would set off the WTMD. However, the authors do note correctly that it is not generalizable for every patient, hence most MDs would still recommend against handheld screening if alternatives are available.

    Here is a patient summary to the article:
    http://www.annals.org/content/155/9/I-32.full
     

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