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How long do I need to wait after a coronary stent operation to go on a commercial airline flight?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not long!
Patients who undergo this procedure without complications can safely fly within a week or so.
Please make sure your cardiologist is involved in this decision. There are nuances to every cardiac procedure. If you had a large bruise in te groin, developed leg swelling, heart rhythm abnormalities during or after the procedure, you certainly want to wait a while.

In brief: Not long!
Patients who undergo this procedure without complications can safely fly within a week or so.
Please make sure your cardiologist is involved in this decision. There are nuances to every cardiac procedure. If you had a large bruise in te groin, developed leg swelling, heart rhythm abnormalities during or after the procedure, you certainly want to wait a while.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No waiting
After a coronary stent, assuming everything else is ok, blood flow has been restored to the affected area.
There is no danger from getting on a flight.

In brief: No waiting
After a coronary stent, assuming everything else is ok, blood flow has been restored to the affected area.
There is no danger from getting on a flight.
Dr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph Moore
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