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A member asked about a 74-year-old female:

My mother has an aortic aneurism. she is 74 years old. is it safe for her to fly roundtrip from charlotte, nc to orlando, fl?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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 short term, which would prohibit being so removed from medical attention. Unless it's a really small aneurysm, I'd be concerned about the flight.
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