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I have a heart Murmur and was wondering if I can go on roller-coasters ?

I have a heart Murmur and was wondering if I can go on rollercoasters? I have a heart murmur. Pulmonary Stenosis to be exact. I was wondering if I can go on Rollercoaster or can t. My parents always told me I shoudln t but I ve never heard a doctor tell me I can t. I have no idea. So, I was wondering if any of you can help me out here. Can I ever go on a rollercoaster? If I can t, then why? And what would happen if I did? Remember I have a Heart Murmur.... Pulmonary Stenosis. Alright, I still have the murmuer and I have to go to Childrens Hospital in Philiadelphia every 2 years for checkups. I had to get a balloon dilation when I was 5 years old. (Surgery)
Asked On : Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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depends on how bad it is. Some people could go on a roller coaster and it wouldnt bother them. others it might. Hell, a person perfectly healthy could have health problems on some roller coasters. Roller coasters raise your adrenyline levels dramatically and also your blood pressure. There are a lot of negative G's (Forces times Gravity) on roller coasters and depending on the levels, even a perfectly healthy person could have a heart attack. Without being able to see your EKG's or heart levels I would not be nor would anyone else be able to give you a personal diagnostic. You would need to see a doctor to get a straight answer. If you choose not to, then take it slow. Dont just jump on the most dangerous and exciting ride you can find. Try a little one first and work your way up. Take a 1/2 hour break between rides (and with the lines that wont be a big problem) Make sure to check your pulse after the ride and make sure that when you step off the ride you are not going over 120 bpm's. Have fun!
Answered: Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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