Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

can you fly with an aneurysm

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Surgical parameters: once the aneurysm reaches a diameter of 5.5 cm, surgical correction is mandatory, Use compression socks, walk around airplane and tretch/flex your lo ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Aneurysm: It wouldn't be my first choice of things to do if i had a thoracic aneurysm, especially one over 4.5cm diameter.
1
1 comment
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
It's OK to fly: There's nothing about flying that will adversely affect your thoracic aortic aneurysm. You should have it evaluated by a vascular surgeon, depending ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Rafael Moreno Piña
Specializes in General Practice
Yes, you can.: Although as a protocol you shouldn't be the pilot.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: There is no clear evidence that a pressurized airplane cabin is of any detriment to thoracic aneurysms.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ask your doctor: Flying itself does not increase your risk of rupture -- if your aneurysm is large enough to warrant repair, it may be unsafe to be far from medical at ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
You should be ok: Now to fly and the pressure and flow should be about normal now. The risk of flying would have been the surgery itself, but you are well healed now.
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Normal is up to 3.6 cm. Her 3.9 aa is very small. Get it checked annually. Bon voyage!
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on size, duration (if known), location, and symptoms (if any).
1
1 thank
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
What size?: The sense of gravity regarding aortic aneurysms really lies in their size. Larger aneurysms are more unstable and may be prone to rupture in the shor ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Can: But more often it can be reader's variation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month