A 50-year-old female asked:
4.9cm ascending aortic aneurysm. am i ok to fly transatlantic? i'm concerned that if it ruptured, there would not be enough to get me to medical car
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
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 lower legs.It is rare to see a rupture with an aneurysm less than 5.5 cm. Rupture would be fatal if it occurred over the Atlantic, since no land mass/hospital would be close enough.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2018
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