Hello everyone, 

I have a medtronics icd since july 2017 and have been diagnose with Lbbb &Nccm.

       I am travelling to Africa  (Nigeria) where generator is mostly used,  i know i cannot connect my monitor to electricity powered by generator.

    My question is, can i stay in an enviroment were generator is been used?

Have called the cardiologist department in my local hospital and i was told not to take my monitor with me.

But should find out which hospital specialise with the medtronics icd incase of emergency.

Any advice or comment will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Helen .


Hi Helen

by NiceNiecey - 2018-01-17 00:37:13

I don’t see any reason why staying somewhere with generator power should be a problem.

You trip raises a couple of questions:

1. How long will you be in NIgeria; and

2. Where will you be in Nigeria?

I have been there and my husband goes around 3x a year to Jos in the Plateau state and I have accompanied him. Scoping out an appropriate hospital is a good idea but developing nations are unlikely to have a specialized facility. I’m sure you already know this but it bears repeating.

Because you are new to the PM world, and you have a couple significant diagnoses, only go if you’re really feeling well.  I’m sure you’ll have a great trip but be sure you go in understanding the complications of third-world countries.  

And bring your PM card with you!  Airport security will ask to see it right when you think no one is going to ask!

Have a great trip, Helen.




by Ladyh - 2018-01-17 01:44:31

Thanks Robin and Niecey for your comments.

I am going for two weeks, 3 to 4 days in Lagos and in Benin City.

I do understand the complications of a developing country like Nigeria, that's the reason for the short stay.

I am feeling very well and my cardiologist said its ok to travel, had an echo on the 12/1/18 with EF 56.

 Have being limiting myself so much since my diagnosis, i just want to get myself back and do the thing i enjoy.

New year! New beginging. I just hope for the best .

Thanks once again, for your advice and concerns.





by Ladyh - 2018-01-18 11:07:54

Thanks Robin

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