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Safeness in flying being cardiac patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband and I are flying to CA from .. tomorrow. I am very nervous because he has a defibrillator and takes coumidin and 6 other cardiac meds. He has shown a couple v tachs in the past,when his defib was checked. His cardiologist gave us the ok but i am still nervous. His heart attack was 2 years ago but he had a lot of damage.We were on vacation at the time. This is our first vacation since. Am I right to worry?
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   How is his response to exercise?
User :   He exercises daily and is fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That does indicate, that his heart can tolerate stress well
Doctor :   so, he should be fine
Doctor :   as it is confirmed by his cardiologist as well
Doctor :   let him not do any unaccustomed activity
Doctor :   that is the precaution
User :   How about the pressure in the plane,will that be okay?
Doctor :   Yes, it should be fine
Doctor :   If you have detailed reports, then you can take the opinion from our specialist Dr AAAAAAA by email
Doctor :   like you shall need to send scanned reports by mail
User :   Thank you so much. I needed your reassurance. He is only 58 years old.
Doctor :   Ok, there is nothing to be apprehensive about
Doctor :   Happy time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
Doctor :   during your vacation
Doctor :   I meant, Happy time during your vacation
Doctor :   it has come out in the wrong order
Doctor :   Dont mind
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