Heart Disease and Air Travel
Patients who have had an uncomplicated heart attack or
General instructions for passengers with cardiac problems are:
- Place all required medications for the flight in your cabin baggage or carry-on luggage.
- Carry a copy of the most recent electrocardiogram, especially those with a pacemaker or other cardiac implants. (Airport security devices do not interfere with pacemakers or other implanted cardiac devices.)
- Inform airlines ahead of your flight to provide you with supplemental oxygen, in case of a medical emergency