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am i allowed to fly if i have arteriosclerosis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes as long as your doctor says so( it has to be stable).
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If you're stable - no heart attack or warning symptoms of impending heart attack in the last 4 weeks, you should be okay.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes if it isn't a recent heart attack or stroke, you can fly.
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Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes if stable: Atherosclerosis is plaque build up which causes narrowing of the arteries. Most people have this for several years without knowing. It is safe to fly ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Usually: Especially if you are referring to commercial flights as the cabins are pressurized . This does not usually lead to problems . If you have advanced at ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fly: Every day people are on aircraft as passengers who have atherosclerosis. If you have stable arteriosclerosis which is not causing symptoms or evidence ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
CVD: It is hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - making the ar ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Well it's not inherited like your eye color but the tendency to develop it is inherited related to many factors. High cholesterol, hypertension, diabe ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Don't believe everything you hear. Atherosclerosis can be stabilized with current meds/treatments but significant regression (>10%) is extremely diffi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Treatment options: Arteriosclerosis has several contributing risk factors. Not all are known but many we do. Agressive treatment of the modifiable risk factors is the ke ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
It progresses: Because once it develops it is not very reversible. It tends to get progressinvely worse as you age. You can slow down the process or even in some cas ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Plethora of problems: Arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis can result in a plethora of problems such as erectile dysfunction, claudication, dementia, heart attacks, strokes, an ... Read More
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