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How soon can you fly long haul after having heart stents fitted ?

How soon can you fly long haul after having heart stents fitted ? Yes I will ask my Doctor when I see him,I m just curious.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Provided you are on the appropriate blood thinners, usually aspirin + clopidogrel, you could fly soon after the procedure, provided you are otherwise well. I might suggest a week or so. Check both the airline and your travel insurance company have no special rules though.
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How soon can you fly long haul after having heart stents fitted ?

Provided you are on the appropriate blood thinners, usually aspirin + clopidogrel, you could fly soon after the procedure, provided you are otherwise well. I might suggest a week or so. Check both the airline and your travel insurance company have no special rules though.