Rio Nido, CA
A 54-year-old female asked:
i have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 22 years experience
If you are : Euvolemic and hemodynamically stable with minimal symptoms...Yes!
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Pediatric Cardiology 46 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Probably Not: The major risk of venous blood clots is that they can travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolus, which can be deadly. This is the main reason clots need to be treated. Rarely, if a person has a common heart defect or a rare artery clot, clots can lead to stroke. Heart attacks with blood clots would almost always be related to pulmonary emboli, rather than the clot itself.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I am pregnant and my doctor found that I have postpartum cardiomyopathy. Will my baby be okay?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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