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Is it dangerous for someone who has heart/BP conditions to get on a plane for long trips ?

is it dangerous for someone who has heart/ blood pressure conditions to get on a plane for long trips ? the condition is of hardening of artery and artery-blockage nature.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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I am not a doctor, but I have done a lot of reading about the effects of cabin pressurization, since I am a flight attendant and am concerned about the potential effects to my own body. The pressurization causes all internal organs and vessels to expand and then constrict upon descent. I believe this could cause a problem for you as the plaque in your arteries may swell and further occlude your vessels. Best to check with your doctor and see what s/he says before taking any long flights.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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