I used to do it all the time and I was born with a severe heart defect with continuing symptoms. My cardiologist has always advised me to do what I felt I could do, but I never specifically asked him about roller coasters. I just did it anyway. As a heart patient you have to be comfortable with a higher than normal risk vs. quality of life ratio. Otherwise you crawl into a hole and wither away. Not me. Life is to be lived.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]