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Is it dangerous to travel to high elevation.10000 if have atrial fib and hi b.p. well controlled?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Traveling to 10000 feet should be OK. See your doctor before you go, because they may want to prescribe you Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude sickness. Hope this helps!
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 40 years experience
Altitude: Altitude sickness can be severe unless appropriately acclimatized,Hypertension and AF if controlled are not specific contraindications to higher altitude travel

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