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Having stent. Veins and arteries look great. Can fly back to Maui? Suggest?

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My husband is in Portland and just had a stent put in and it well all other arterys and veins look great Can he fly back to Maui which is our home in 2 weeks
Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Sukhvinder Singh 49 minutes later
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Respected ma'm
1. The decision to undertake air travel depends upon the cause for stenting, current state of symptoms and pumping ability of heart.
2. If patient has not suffered a heart attack (major or minor), has uncomplicated stenting, has normal pumping with no rest angina or symptoms of heart failure & has not to travel for more than 6 hours (all conditions should be met), He/she can undertake an air travel after about 2 weeks. They must take all medicines with them and must take advise of treating physician on the issue. However this comes with a rider. Any cardiac complication occurs, even unrelated to air travel, will be very difficult to manage on board. Any sign of unstability is a contraindication (prohibition) to air-travel. They should also inform the airlines about this.
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