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What Will Happens If Someone With A Heart Condition Goes On A Roller Coaster
Usually ok: "heart condition" encompasses a broad range of maladies! Someone who experiences angina with exertion should avoid the stress of a roller coaster but most people with hd who have been stable and free of symptoms for long periods can tolerate brief stress well. If in doubt, of course, discretion is the wiser part of valor. ...Read more
Depends: On the specific condition. Speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more
When I stand in lines for something like a roller coaster my heart beats really fast until I feel like I'm going to pass out. That isn't normal...
Fast Heart Beat: Prolonged standing in line can pool blood towards the legs and hence result in relative dehydration and low blood pressure. Both of these can result in fast heart beat and dizziness. Anxiety and hyperventilation can also have these symptoms. If symptoms persist despite maintaining hydration and breathing calmly then medical attention should be sought. ...Read more
Yes: No reason that I can think of, however, knowing exactly what you were treated for would be better. So this is a general answer. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I could go on a really fast roller coaster with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
Best consult Ur doc: The limits to your activities are best determined by the physicians who know you the best. The general status of any complex congenital heart patient varies considerably from patient to patient. It also varies with each case at different points within their repair and rehabilitation. ...Read more
I keep getting this feeling like what I'm going to roller coaster, my stomach and my heart drop. Could this be anxiety?
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Has it been determined that roller coaster rides and horror films can damage the heart and the brain?
Low risk: The excitement associated with roller coasters and g forces generated can cause neck, brain and heart problems. The risk is estimated to be very low in the range of 1 in 15 millions riders. If a rider has history of any heart, neck or brain condition that's is contraindication to ride. If any rider develop headache, vomiting, dizziness, chest pain, disorientation should be promptly check. ...Read more
Not recommended: Roller coasters can produce 4-5 g's (atmospheric pressures) of pressure pushing against the body during the ride. The heart has to pump against this kind of pressure. Any sustained pressure makes it more difficult for the heart to pump both into the body and into the lungs and brain. Somebody with congestive heart failure could get into big trouble with their lungs or even cause a heart attack. ...Read more
I have been getting intermittent nausea and a feeling of being on a roller coaster, like my stomach and heart drop for a second or scared. Anxiety?
I passed out during a roller coaster ride yesterday and had weakness in my legs and pressure in my chest afterward and even today. Heart problem?
Is it good for a person that has pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure to be in excessive heat? And get on roller coaster rides?
Can I ride a roller coaster 3 years after having a heart attack due to blockage of the right coronary artery and getting stents implanted?
Enjoy ride: Hope you are not doing the tallest and fastest roller coaster. ...Read more
My dr says I may have a very slight heart murmur. Is it still ok to ride roller coasters knowing this?
I have panic attacks that feel like my heart is coming out of my chest. I'm going to a theme park and was wondering if I could ride roller coasters?
Yes, but hold on.: Panic attacks are just that, attacks without provocation. They are distressing, but not dangerous 99.99% of the time. If you are generally anxious and are frightened, you could precipitate an attack. If you enjoy theme park thrills, you will likely be ok. There are skills tolearnto reduce or halt panic attacks. Learn some! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more
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