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Healthy but have put two stents. Arteries blocked, but like skydiving. Should i continue?

Hit 60 in 6 weeks, healthy, never been in a hospital or even broke a bone but did have 2 stents put in a month ago. Doctor gave me the go ahead to skydive but I didn t specifically ask about 6 flags which we do often. I rode The Titan, a long rollercoaster 3 weeks after and felt great. I did because I had been riding a lot of coasters with my son all last summer with 2 arteries 90% blocked. I use common sense and won t over do it. (can t, it s spring break and it will take hours just to ride anything.) Probably won t ride more than 2 or 3 today. Your thoughts.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for this query.

The stents do not in any way prevent you from doing any physical exercise. The real thing to do is to respect your tolerance levels. When the system seems overwhelmed, please stop and take a rest. I always tell my patients that you were treated(operated) to be made stronger and not weaker. Taking precautions is always a great idea but not stopping because you were "fixed".

I like the fact that you will not over do it. That's the way to go. Enjoy your favorites while acknowledging your limitations and playing safe. Way to go.

Hope this answers your query and provides ampl informatin for you to act on. I wish you well.
Dr. Ditah, MD

Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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