I am just curious, as I was told that the chest bone was wired up after surgery so wondered if any of you who have been on holiday after surgery have set off the metal detectors at the airport and will a 'heart bypass' comment suffice?
Do you 'beep' at the airport? - British Heart Fou...
morning, I haven't set off any UK metal detectors but I did set off a Spanish one, had nothing on me to set it off, searched asked to go through again, beeped again so attempted my poor Spanish and showed the top of my scar, was waved through.
Off away again in two weeks (two weeks today!!) will let you know what happens
It might be fun to keep a log of every airport you go through and if you beep, Heather!
I do not think she was referring to an implantable therapeutic device. "chest bone was wired up after " These are like shoe laces and hold the breastbone together while it heals. Once healed they are actually redundant to use. The metal detector could not damage them if it tried.
Actually even if it was a therapeutic device there is more health and safety gone mad than truth in the saying that X-Ray machines will damage cardiac devices- they use X-rays to check the location of the devices and CT Scanner (much more powerful than airport X-Rays machines) to check heart function in people with implantable devices as they can not go in Magnetic Fields. This is from experience of having cardiac devices in.