If you have an ICD or pacemaker implanted there is often a worry that it may come to some harm if it is knocked or banged. Additionally, there is the period after implantation where the incision area can be tender. In this case, you may want a little extra protection for it when travelling in a car or carrying a backpack or similar item.

A small cushion or rolled up cloth may help but if you need something a little more substantial or sturdy you may want to consider getting a purpose-built protector.

Below you will find links to suppliers of various types of physical protection devices and these are provided for your convenience only and constitutes no guarantee that they do what they claim.

Vital Beat

Vital Beat is based in the Netherlands and produces protection for pacemakers, ICD’s and S-ICDS for both adults and children.


The Paceguard protective shield was designed with the fundamental theories of engineering and physics. It is comprised of a high impact resistant and energy-absorbing material to both distribute and dissipate energy away from the implanted device area.

PaceGuard Pacemaker Guard

General Sports Protection

Puck Stop

Ice Topp Sports

Shotgun recoil pad

Seat Belt Protectors


Pressure Products (US) for Seatbelt and Bra protection products