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A 39-year-old male asked:

My mother was detected with ascending aortic aneurysm of 3.9 cm in april 2013. will she be able to fly internationally?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Normal is up to 3.6 cm. Her 3.9 aa is very small. Get it checked annually. Bon voyage!
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Dr. David Savage
32 years experience
Yes: As long as she has no significant aortic valvular heart disease, and no chest pains or other unexplained symptoms, she should be fine. I wouldn't worry about the aneurysm ( again as a sole problem) unless it were at least 4.5 cm. Make sure she gets follow up for it though.
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Last updated Aug 31, 2013

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