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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can heart patients go on roller coasters ?

or people with high blood pressure ? are there any risks ?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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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.
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