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Is flight journey safe when diagnosed with a vertebral artery tear?

I had a stroke due to a bilateral vertebral dissection on April 16th and then another 2.5cm tear on my left vertebral artery in august. I have to fly from Denver to north Carolina the 28th of this month...how will the altitude effect me and is it safe to fly
Fri, 15 Dec 2017
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Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query in details .

* There are documented risk of stroke in the vertebral artery
dissection patients undergoing flight journey .
* Strongly recommended to consult your vascular surgeon before
booking the ticket .

Hope this will help to clear your doubt .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Always welcome for any further assistance anytime .
Regards .

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Is flight journey safe when diagnosed with a vertebral artery tear?

Hello dear Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query in details . * There are documented risk of stroke in the vertebral artery dissection patients undergoing flight journey . * Strongly recommended to consult your vascular surgeon before booking the ticket . Hope this will help to clear your doubt . Wishing you fine recovery . Always welcome for any further assistance anytime . Regards .