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Flying After A Stroke
Depends: Traveling puts the body under stress. Oxygenation is low in high altitudes. Staying sitting or stadium for long periods promotes clots that may cause strokes or clots in the body. If the stroke happenedp recently is not a good idea to travel . If thenpt. Has been stable with good blood pressure, taking the right medications ( anticoagulants or anti platelets if the stroke was ischemic). Ask neuro. ...Read more
Concussion: There was an injury to the brain considering the mechanism of the injury and the symptom of unconciousness. But the chances of significant brain damage are small. Normally a head CT is done for someone after a car accident to be sure there is no bleeding. If there is none, then a concussion is normally diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eventually: It is important you communicate with your surgeon. He/she will provide you with post-operative instructions including encouraged activities and any limitations. Depending on the extent of surgery and how things go after surgery, your doctor will give you instructions to assure your safety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target! ...Read more
Depends: People recover at different rates. One person may leave the hospital in just a few days whereas another may be in the hospital for weeks. When you can resume normal activities including flying in a plane depends on whether there are complications. So there is no one answer to this question. The surgeon and cardiologist will advise you depending on how quickly you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a bi-lateral pneumothorax 15 years ago at 31.Had the pleurodesis op done. Been on 3 hours flights before. Is there a danger on long haul flights?
You should be ok: Spontaneous pneumothorax occurs when a congenital bleb ruptures, leaking air into the space (pleural cavity) between the lung and rib cage. Pleurodesis is a procedure in which the pleural space is artificially obliterated by inducing adhesion formation between the lung lining and the rib cage lining. There is no evidence that air travel precipitates recurrence of a pneumothorax. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See previous answer: Provocation may have occurred, depending on the nature of your previous injury and symptoms. ...Read more
63yodad ischemic stroke 2wks ago. Before had a DVT & asymptomatic brain aneurysm. @risk for falls from motor control issues. Should he start coumadin (warfarin)?
Risk / benefit tool?: Secondary Prevention of Stroke is important in reducing risk of recurrent stroke and potentially severe disability. Warfarin is indicated in Secondary Prevention if the patient has a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation. CHA2DS2-VASc and the HASBLED Scores at www.mdcalc.com can give some objective measure to help patient in discussion with doctor assess risk / benefit of anti-coagulation. A guide only ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to avoid blood clot after C-section . I am getting one in 7 days. I'm nervous about a blood clot.
Risky behavior: its never safe to smoke pot or cigarettes FYI the paper itself has half the carcinogens that are found in cigarette smoke ...Read more
I had a heart attack and a stroke 10 months ago. 1 stent in LAD, 3 more to add in the future. Can I catch a two-hour flight?
Best: to get clearance from your Cardiologist. Make sure to take your medication with you. ...Read more
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