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Is it advisable for a heart patient to go on high altitute ?

i have a heart condition two valves in my heart dont close and i have a hole in my heart the size of a quarter and i have plannd a trip to red river new mexico and its elevation is 8756 ft will i be ok?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

It is better to cancel the trip, as it is a hingh altitude area , there will be physiologiacl changes in the body, like tachycardia, tachyopnea(increase respiratory rate) symptoms like palpitation, chest pain, breathlessness, which may worsen the heart disease, hence avoid the journey...
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Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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